"I appreciate the volume's progression from consuming passion to romantic intimacy to waning desire and even violence, and beyond. Before the tonal shift partway through the poems, I feared myself dulling to Neruda's imagery and word choice (must h..."
"The illustrated edition is beautiful and instructive. With sample sentences about New York sperm banks and illustrations of murder and baked goods, this manual offsets fervor with humor.
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"This action-packed book yanked me out of a reading rut. In the first dozen chapters the young protagonist captured my heart and her peril my imagination. I appreciated the character development and some unique details within the identifiable moder..."