Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The House is on Fire and the Kids are Eating Ice Cream: Thomas R. Langton

Title: The House is on Fire and the Kids are Eating Ice Cream
Author: Thomas R. Langton 
Genre: Poetry
Published: Aug 1st 2019
Publisher: Troubador

In this sequel to his debut collection, Thomas R. Langton writes a contrasting collection about a heart burning with passion and renewed with life. Covering a wide variety of subjects, from social commentary to relationships to myths and legends, this book is dark poetry unlike any other.
The beauty and hatred of the world is there for the taking in this melancholic, dark and downright gritty collection.

*A Thank you to Netgalley, Thomas R. Langton, and the publisher for providing the book for an honest and unbiased review. *


Hello Fellow Readers,

I think I've said before that I like poetry but I am not an expert. I can only tell you how the poetry makes me feel, and boy did this book make me feel. Typically when I start reading poetry it takes me a while to get used to the flow and style of an author. This causes me to read each poem multiple times before I can fully grasp how I feel about the poem and move on. With Langton my emotions and thoughts were immediate. There were multiple times where I had to stop and look around because Langton had to be watching me in order to know that I would connect with his poems so instantly. I felt like as I continued to read the poems, myself and the author were connecting and becoming friends, but not in that creepy way where I actually think that. 

There were times where I wondered how he knew me so well, times that I actually felt tears come to my eyes, even if they did not drop and other times where I thought 'what happened Langton?'. When I found out this was the sequel to a debut book of poems I knew I immediately needed to buy his first book and read that. This author will be going on my authors to watch list because I do not want to miss a book. 

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