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The Eclectic Book Review of Fast Food and Gin on the Lawn by Saira Viola


Vivid and macabre;  Saira Viola’s collection of poems combines the imagery of Robert Frost with the diabolical idealism of Stephen King in a way only she can do.  She weaves her poems and songs out of the hidden fabric of humanity; exposing the ugly underbelly of society with grace and surrealism.  These poems are not for the faint of heart, but are highly recommended for those looking to view humanity through new eyes.  Whether you choose paperback or ebook, this book is a superb value for anyone wanting to take a trip through the seedy dark allies of the human soul.

Subject Matter Rating: 5/5

Saira’s poems are based on the dark side of humanity that most poets ignore.  It is for this reason that her poems are fresh and exciting.

Author’s Knowledge Rating: 5/5

The author sucks you into her poems with imagery so realistic that it makes you shiver.  She has captured humanity’s darkness and distilled it into words perfectly for all to experience.

Formatting Rating: 5/5

This book is well formatted with no obvious formatting or typographical errors

Value Rating: 5/5

With current list prices of $2.99 for Kindle and $8.99 for paperback, no poetry lover can go wrong with this book.  Even if you think you won’t like it, give it a shot.  Who knows?  Maybe you’ll find out you really do.

Overall Rating: 5/5

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