Monday, October 5, 2015

The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems by B.L. Bruce

**A copy of this book was received in exchange for an HONEST review. Reviews through Novel Idea Reviews are NOT bought and every opinion is that of the reviewer and was in no way influenced by the author or in exchange for a free copy of the book.**

Rating: ★★★★★

B.L. Bruce's use of words is absolutely beautiful in The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems. Each poem allows you to easily picture the beauty of nature as observed by the author. The collection of poems in this book are very unique and showcase the power of winter on the natural world and how it can also affect the mind and body of all who observe  and experience it. 
The Weight of Snow is certainly a different read for me, but it shares many similarities with the typical dystopian theme I typically read. Winter is seen by many as the season where all things die and prepare for re-birth in the coming Spring, something that is common in many dystopian novels. I believe this theme is clearly displayed in the poems in this book. 
It is a fantastic read and one that can be enjoyed time and time again!

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