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Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones

lareinadehades's review

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challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

4.5

richardleis's review

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5.0

Prelude to Bruise is incredible. I'll be revisiting these poems again and again in coming days and decades. A lot of what Saeed Jones is writing about feels familiar to me, and what isn't is eye-opening and takes my breath away, often by punching me hard in the gut.

Like Citizen by Claudia Rankine, Prelude to Bruise leaves me in awe with strong feelings of guilt and hope.

priya_haha's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.5

Slow to start and I had to read it in short sections, but once I got into the voice of loved many of the individual poems and how they threade together.

samlikestoreadbooks's review

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emotional reflective sad

3.0

a_1212's review

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3.0

~3.75

indigoshark's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective medium-paced

5.0

moolyd's review against another edition

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slow-paced

4.5

lynthebeetle's review

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dark emotional

4.0

cleansetolovers's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

eliclarevt's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0