"I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Personally I’m not super into rhyming poetry but I know that many people enjoy it, so that isn’t something I’m going to be considering in terms of my review.
I think Robb has a lot of wonderful poems with lots of depth here! They are very detailed & have a wide range of imagery. The only criticism I have of this book is that a few of the poems feel a little flat in my opinion.
I definitely recommend this collection as well as Robb’s first collection to anyone curious, as well as anyone who appreciates a good rhyme!"
"I received “Suffering and Sentiments” by Jeffrey Robb from the author for my honest review. This is a book of poetry and illustrations that deal with mental health and life which is filled with love, sadness, happiness and imagination.
I really related to so many of the poems. Here are a few of my favorites:
Who could I be today
If all yesterday’s pains
Had erased all away?
DON’T LOSE FAITH
This world can be so u kind
Strength and build your faith
And leave the doubts behind
See you to the end
Feel the hand I lend
Know I’m here my friend
I loved this book and I highly recommend that if you love poetry you will love and relate to this book as well. I give this book 5/5 "
"I absolutely loved reading this book once I started it I couldn’t put it down. I could feel the emotions in the words written. I recommend everyone who loves reading to read this. I can’t wait for the next one to come." - Byron English
"Suffering And Sentiments immediately hints at its theme with its title. And when one reads through the contents, he realizes that it quite justifies it so.
First of all, let me thank the author for providing us with a trigger warning right at the beginning. I'm sure it would be quite helpful to readers who might wanna avoid some themes that might be disturbing.
Grief forms the central part of all the poems. Well not just grief, there are also hidden undertones of regret. When you read the poems, you'll not find a specific narrator. It will feel like you wrote them yourselves. So yes, these are quite relatable. Gender has nothing to do with the relatability, it's just how it means to be a human as a whole. Our woes, worries, lamentation, and redemption.
Some of them fell flat for me. Not because they didn't make sense but because they somehow lacked novelty. But there were a few which resonated deeper.
And to top it all, there were simple yet sketchy illustrations every now and then. That definitely enhanced the entire reading experience and induced visualization.
There were uses of a few metaphors that I liked. And the rhythm added to efficacy of the syntax of the verses.
There are poems that are relatable, and there are poems that seem to have been written just for you. If you want to experience the latter, please do pick up this book. It is wholesome."
"‘The Thing of Nightmares’ was my favourite poem. I really enjoyed the longer pieces."