4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking.,
May 11, 2012
This review is from: Losing the Hate (Kindle Edition)This is not the easiest book to review, but I will try to put into the best possible words why I think this book is a triumph.
Simon Palmers brave biography of sexual abuse, and the subsequent affect on his life is eloquently portrayed with a combination of engaging narrative and poetry. Behind the uncomfortable words, I see a perfectly balanced, sensitive person who is not only a talented writer, but someone who has cleverly looked at all the angles of his past and distilled it into a piece of writing that not only touches the heart, but challenges aspects of life that we would all sometimes, just rather ignore.
It is raw and honest; and for that alone this book deserves to be `out there.'
5.0 out of 5 stars A soul-wrenching and very important read.,
May 10, 2012
This review is from: Losing the Hate (Kindle Edition)Soul-wrenching, and despite the unsettling content that brought my skin shuddering with every page, this work is interjected with some equally unsettling poems as beautiful as they are terrifying. Huge respect to Simon Palmer for putting pen to paper and creating an important book for those suffering the destructive force of child abuse.