Book Review: ‘Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home’ by Dane Cobain @danecobain

Hello again, all 🙂

I am happy to be reviewing another great read by Dane Cobain today!

I did not see this book coming. After reading ‘Former.ly‘ by Dane Cobain, I was thrilled to have the chance to review several of his books. After all, he is an incredibly talented author and I admire his works very much! I was not expecting poetry. I do like poetry, but I am not a person who has poetry collections in my library…for the most part. That being said, had I realized that there was more poetry like this in the world, I probably would have a shelf entirely devoted to it. One grows tired of the love poems and the loss poems. But being gifted with something…entirely different; makes it all worthwhile!

I really loved the fact that his poetry reflects our modern day lives. Our trials and tribulations, the feelings which are provoked when looking at photographs and our spontaneous distaste for money and politics. There are love poems also, but written in away that makes the reader feel like we’re having a laugh with an old college pal. I love the grit in his poetry.

I did some looking into things, and it seems that the poetry in this book was actually written to be performed live. Going back to look at it after discovering this; I can picture the poems being read outloud at a show, reading or coffee joint.

A few of my faves:

  • Groupthink
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors
  • Who?
  • Shit at XBox
  • Increase the Suicide Rate by a Fraction of a Percent by Cutting Funding to the Arts

If you would like to see more about this book or some of the other great titles by this author, please click here to visit the Dane Cobain official website.

I remain, and forever will be – a Dane Cobain fan. He captures our chaos perfectly.

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this e-book in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. I like it, and will continue to look for the next books from this author 🙂

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