Title: Love & Misadventure
Author: Lang Leav
Genre: Poetry, Romance, Young Adult
Number of Pages (Paperback): 176
Date Published: April 26th of 2013
Publisher: Lang Leav (self-published)
Synopsis (via GoodReads):
Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Awarded a coveted Churchill Fellowship, her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss.
Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair- from the initial butterflies to the soaring heights- through to the devastating plunge. Lang Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.
Rate: 4 of 5
I don’t have any way to approach this but to be upright with it. This book is very basic, simple, outright, and to the point. It is a fuss-free piece of work which I think is a nice thing especially because this is poetry. In my opinion, there is minimal need for a complex form when it comes to poetry. We all have different tastes in poetry and for me being basic and simple is a good thing. In accordance to this, I also want to address how some people hated this but in my point of view–why? It portrays beautiful points of view in love. Often dramatic, yes. But pffft poetic licence, I guess? Haha.
Lang Leav really is a talented fellow. The artist’s beautiful illustrations sprinkled across the pages gave the work a new dimension, making the absorption of the content much easier. I don’t know, it just works.
Overall, this work seems like a classy, simple set of poetry that’s real. No fuss. Unpretentious. Just minimalist goodness and to be honest, yes to that girl!
Do I recommend it? Mm-hmm.