Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Review: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, PerishLove, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

David Rakoff's novella is written in rhyming verse. Each verse containing from ten to twelve syllables, depending on the poem. The rhyming is witty, although, at times it felt forced.

This is David Rakoff's last book before he died. I read the book but I also listened to it. THankfully, before he died, David Rakoff recorded an audiobook of 'Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish'. I honestly think this book should be listened to and not just read. It is fraught with meaning and emotion coming from the mouth of the author. You will notice that the voice sounds gruff and tired. He was very weak when he recorded this.

To be honest, I have not yet decided whether I liked the book. It is not a poetry style I usually like. But, it has made me think. It has substance. Whether you like it or not, it has accomplished its purpose, it has made me think about its content.


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