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The Midnight Scrawls by Fatema Pocketwala – Book Review

  • Author: Fatema Pocketwala
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Paperback : 
  • Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd; 1 edition (23 December 2019)
  • Language: English

My Review

This generation belongs more to the night than days. This generation finds relief in the darkness of night and keeps talking about the 3 a.m. conversations. This generation finds people more real in the midnights. This generation asserts that writers are only born out of pain, grief, and perpetual darkness.

The Midnight Scrawls by Fatema Pocketwala is a collection of poems presented in the monochromatic fashion. Why you’d ask? Have a look at the inside pages of the book and you’ll know. The cover is ethereal and the insides contain photographs depicting the essence of the poems. The language is simple and the themes covered are diverse. You’d see shades of love, loss, longing, betrayal, heartbreak, wars, male chauvinism, etc spread across the book. You’ll also feel the joy of a new parent or a backpacker’s passion. All in all, the book comes out as a very presentable work but honestly, it could have been a lot better. The overall editing should have been strict. When it comes to poetry, I want some meaning, some rawness, some beauty, some inspiration, some life. I wasn’t satisfied reading this book but I do hope that the author continues writing and brings out more amazing work.

My Rating: 3/ 5


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