Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Crucified For 33 Thoughts: Spoken Word Poems Book Review

I have another different kind of book to share with you called Crucified For 33 Thoughts: Spoken Word Poems written by Jackson "Jax" Saint Louis.

This book was written with the intentions of finding a common ground for readers and nonreaders through a series of stories that allows for a multitude of emotions including pain, sadness, love and euphoria to come to the surface. It challenges the reader to succumb to the honesty of certain aspects of their daily lives that many of us often become too numb to speak about.  
As inspiration stems from a hopeless situation, these unspoken words turn into stories that grasp our ears, hearts and attention, giving way to a new found understanding behind what was previously a misunderstood form of action. Whoever so dare speak these words would be crucified by those closes to them, hence the title Crucified for 33 thoughts.  
A heart-felt and compelling read that creates a canvas for imagination and honesty to blend and form each one of these spoken word poems. The realism of each poem will take readers on a journey they will not soon forget.
Okay, it's hard to review a book about poems since there is no story to really tell but I will say, I do like it when I can understand a poem. I have read so many in the past that really didn't make sense to me other than they rhymed.

This book of poems is almost written in what I call short paragraphs but written like mini stories, so you get the idea of what he really is trying to say. A lot easier for me to read and I bet a lot of you will agree. But wait, there is even something better that they have done. They have a YouTube video explaining it also!

Go to the YOUTUBE video and listen to what he has to say. You can read along with him while he is talking if it helps you understand what is being said.

Happy Reading!

You can also purchase a copy of the book on Amazon.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.