5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and beautiful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 October 2022
This is my first full delve into Bowie’s poetry and I wasn’t disappointed. I’m no stranger to Bowie’s fiction so enjoyed to see that blend of dark beauty in his poetical writing explored further. Walking Towards The Noise resonates greatly with my own assessment of the last couple years and the inevitable fallout from Covid. The personal accounts Bowie shares also gift a glimmer into the mind of this fantastic writer. I was rocked with emotion with how relatable Tooth Fairy was and look forward to sharing this with those closest to me. Highly recommend!
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening collection for everyone.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2022
The subtitle for the collection is Poems for those Who Feel Life's Complexities and it is apt for what the collection delivers upon looking back at the past couple of years Covid related activities which seem old hat when faced with the latest crisis this country has limped towards all the while shrugging not believing itself culpable or responsible.
That isn't all this is about as Bowie delves into childhood throughout the collection two looking at those instances from youth that stick to you and make you question full grown decision making and reactions.
There are everyman types of poems and poems about specific feelings and instances from the author's life and coalesces into an enlightening collection that I am sure I will look to digest again in short order.