Friday, April 1, 2022

Book Review: Starry Night, Blurry Dreams by Henn Kim

Title: Starry Night, Blurry Dreams
Author: Henn Kim
Genre: Art; Poetry
Publication Date: March 15, 2022
Publisher: Andrews McMeel

From popular South Korean illustrator Henn Kim comes a moving collection of graphic poetry about loneliness, love, and the surreality of everyday life.

When words aren’t enough to describe our emotions, this book offers comfort, joy, and a friend in the dark. In her spare yet powerful style, Kim navigates subjects like mental health, trauma, loneliness, and loss. Pairing exquisite, black-and-white illustrations with short, surprising captions, each page of Starry Night, Blurry Dreams inspires wonder and introspection.




*A Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read this. This is my honest and unbiased review*
Hello Fellow Readers,

I've never heard of visual proetry, but I am so glad I decided to pick this up. Kim's artwork is superb and definitely created to trigger an emotional response, just like most written poetry would. I related a lot to what Kim drew and surprised myself at the fact that I responded so strongly to it. I did spend quite a long time staring at each picture and marveling over the different details that when into each piece. This is definitely a wonderful book to add to any poetry or art collection.

Overall, a wonderful and visually entertaining book.


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