to drink coffee with a ghost review
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Series: Things that H(a)unt #2
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: 17 September 2019
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Rating: 2.5 Stars
"You cannot have a funeral for your mother without also having a funeral for yourself." This book poses the ever-lingering question: What happens when someone dies before they're able to redeem themselves?
From the bestselling & award-winning poetess, amanda lovelace, comes the finale of her illustrated duology, "things that h(a)unt." In the first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace explored the memory of being in a toxic romantic relationship. In to drink coffee with a ghost, lovelace unravels the memory of the complicated relationship she had with her now-deceased mother.
Please note due to the fact that this book is a collection of short notes/poetry, this will not be a full review
Amanda Lovelace is one of the modern poets that I have been seeing everywhere and because of this, I have been anxious to get my hands on one of her books. I was so excited to see that Jonathan Ball was bringing this book in and jumped at the chance to request it!
On that note, thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for kindly providing me with a copy of this book to review. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own.
Overall, I wasn't a fan of this collection. I struggled a lot with the structure of certain pieces and often found myself being really unimpressed with the one-liners and texts where the titles were stronger. Whilst certain pieces fit well together others were so similar that it didn't make sense to have them in the same collection. However, I did connect with some of the pieces and enjoyed them more. My first attempt at reading Lovelace's collections did not go well. However, I think it might also be because this book revolves around her coming to terms with her mother's death which is something I have not personally dealt with. I think others who share similar experiences will be able to get more out of this book and maybe find some comfort in this book. Thank you to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book to review.