i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry (kindle edition)

Because Dan’s novel has created some interest here – and in the interests of bringing some more of his work to the attention of people who might enjoy it – I’m pasting in below the short review of his last poetry collection that I did for Amazon. You can get a Kindle version of the book there, or free from Dan’s website.

“This is a short collection of poetry and prose which would prefer to be strutting its hour upon the stage but which works well on the page as well – although I occasionally got the impression that Mr Holloway’s preferred line lengths might have worked better on a slightly bigger, paper page.

Dan Holloway is a sort of Oxfordian Allen Ginsberg. Actually some of this is set in London and America as well. If Ginsberg was still writing he might well be writing like this – if he had embraced slamming, which I’m sure he would. There are relentlessly hopeful and hopeless poems in this little collection. And two tiny stories which are almost prose poems. There are marvellous images and rhythms.

My favourite is ‘Petals’

Published by Judi Moore

Hi there, I hope you find something to interest you here. In December 2017 I published my fourth book – ‘Wonders will never cease’. It’s a satirical campus novel set in the fictional Ariel University in 1985. If you enjoyed Tom Sharpe’s Porterhouse novels, Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’, David Lodge’s campus novels or Malcolm Bradbury’s ‘The History Man’ back in the day, you may enjoy revisiting the ivory towers of 1980s’ academe thirty years on. See what you think. “It is December, 1985. The year is winding gently towards its close until Fergus Girvan, a Classicist at Ariel University, finds his research has been stolen by the man who is also seeking to steal his daughter. But which man is, actually, the more unscrupulous of the two? And is there hope for either of them?” In the autumn of 2015 I published a volume of short fiction: 'Ice Cold Passion and other stories'. I am also the author of novella 'Little Mouse', a shortish piece of historical fiction which I published in 2014 and, a sequel to it, 'Is death really necessary?', my eco thriller set in the near future and which, confusingly, I published in 2009. All the books are available from all good online bookshops and FeedARead on paper, and as e-books on Kindle. On a semi-regular basis, and about a month after the event, I post here reviews which I do for Big Al & Pals, the premier reviewer of indie books, based in the States. My interests tend to thrillers, SF, magic realism and other quirky stuff. On this blog are also posted the reviews I did for Leighton Buzzard Music Club over some five years up to the end of 2015. LBMC present annual seasons of eight monthly chamber music concerts at the Library Theatre in Leighton Buzzard, Bucks. They select young musicians just beginning to make their name - and the concerts are usually magnificent. I was very proud to be associated with them. I review other music, books, theatre and exhibitions which I've particularly enjoyed. BTW - it says the link to Facebook is broken. I dispute that. Click it and see, why not?

2 thoughts on “i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry (kindle edition)

  1. That’s sensible, Dan. I got around most of the line break problems by reading it in landscape rather than portrait format.

    As poetry is, fairly obviously, a genre ideally suited to Kindling someone ought to be pressing Amazon and its ilk to make ebook formats more poetry-friendly. Every so often I send Amazon a list of things they ought to do to improve the Kindle experience for writers and readers. They profess to like this and promise make a note of it for their developers. I’ll mention this next time I’ve got a little list together.


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