Monday, 25 November 2013

Review: The Overhaul

The Overhaul
The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this in India this January. A strange book to read in a foreign country, 'Overhaul' is a lyrical poetry collection grounded in the British (specifically Scottish) countryside. The collection shows Jamie making greater use of rhyming forms, connected series, and impressions of immediacy (particularly with nods to previous elemental use of the moon in self-reflexive moments); however, I think that the strong thesis and narrative flow which made 'The Treehouse' so amazing is missing from this collection.

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