Review To the Moon Charlz Dela Cruz
Book reviews , Poetry / July 14, 2017

This book deserves the Nobel Prize for literature. I am showing my honest review about To the Moon, a poem written by a lawyer, a poet and ghostwriter Charlz Dela Cruz. As soon as I read the first verses, I fell in love with this book. The words of this author are pure and clear poetry, a heavenly homage to life and love. Indeed, unlike other poems, the author does not turn his verses to death or to self destructive thoughts, but to the joy of living. Joy and happiness springs everywhere in this book,  in rhymes, verses and sentences and even though , unfortunately, poetry is being overlooked nowadays, because human beings lost the true meaning of life, this book must be absolutely read! While I was reading it, I could perceive the nuances and the sound of these words. I also realized for the very first time in my life that good poetry is also possible  in English. As an Italian native speaker, indeed, usually I read poems in Italian, but thanks to this book, I figured out that English is another good language to write poetry. Maybe this is simply a great writer, but I can assure…

Paolo Santini’s poem translated into English
Poetry / August 30, 2016

Read the translation into English at the end of the post. Dear authors and readers, I have just come back from holidays and I resumed to update  my literary blog.  I would have wanted  to write a new book review  to begin (I have several reviews to publish) but during my holidays, namely in the past weeks,  my beautiful  Italy was struck by an awful earthquake. This natural catastrophe occurred in the Central Italy, I live in the South Italy, that is another seismic  Italian land. The fault which caused and still is causing shocks is the same that crosses my region. I think that when certain events happen, words are needless, it is better a prayer or a poem, that is like a heartfelt prayer. For this reason, just today, on the occasion of this new upgrade of Advicesbooks, I  published the video with the Italian poem written by Paolo Santini and dedicated to Amatrice, the town struck by the earthquake and the famous land of the likewise famous spaghetti to the Amatriciana.  I have also translated the poem into English, in order to make these words understood by foreign readers. For Amatrice by Paolo Santini translated into English…

Review of Cat Lady by Mary M. Schmidt
Book reviews , Poetry / October 27, 2015

This is a very original poetry book. It is original because It was written as poetry, but with an underlying meaning suspended between fiction and biography. This is the poetic story of an old gray and bent woman who a day found herself in the eternal city, namely Rome, walking on his feet and trampling on the ground of the seven hills. Usually, she stands near the Coliseum, the most important theatre of the ancient Roman Empire. In front of this building, she fed many cats, so that she is defined “Cat Lady “or “Gattara”, like it is said in the Italian language. Maria, this is her name, an Italian name, loves cats very much. These, instead, give care and nurturing back with meows and not only, also with their great interest in the life and the secrets of dear, old Maria. They talk to her. Verses and words don’t let to understand if cats speak like people or quite through a mental telepathy with Maria. The author is capable to show the story in verses, telling, but never revealing, a flow of words that slowly build an interesting and legendary fairy tale. But Cat Lady is not only poetry,…

Review on A Fistful Of Twilight by Ajithan G Kurup
Poetry / November 6, 2014

Today, Advicesbooks presents a new review about a poetry book written by a sensitive and very talented Indian author, Ajithan G Kurup. This book is titled A Fistful Of Twilight and is an amazing collection of 46 poems focused to explore several sides of life. As all poetry does, even the one of Ajithan G Kurup is characterized by an enigmatic flow of words, but unlike other poets, Kurup does something more: he explores the inner world by seeking what is hidden inside of it. The poetry of Ajithan G Kurup, in fact, doesn’t’ stop only to what we see on the surface of our life, but enters into the depth of soul. In A Fistful Of Twiligh, Kurup looks at several landscapes and environments, where nature, pain, death and life meet without never to know themselves really. Above all when Kurup describes the meaning of love, of hurts and other sides coming from the human nature, the verses turn into a delicious sound of excellent skill, by getting to touch an unimaginable level of writing. A Fistful Of Twilight is written in Indian and English. Naturally, we have read only the English version of the book, which is also…

Review of Ruthless Silence by Maja Ugrinovic
Poetry / October 3, 2014

Today, Advicesbooks is pleased to present you a poetry book review. That is the new book written by a touching and sensitive poet coming from Serbia: Maja Ugrinovic. Her last poetry book is titled Ruthless Silence and runs through the major natural items that surrounding our life. By 100 pages, the book by Maja tells us the emotions that can arise by four natural elements: air, water, earth and fire. Surely, it is very reductive to define Rutheless Silence as a simple list of natural items, because of its nature, any poetry book does the same. Inside Ruthless Silence, however, there is much more: an emotional strain that leads readers to discover the life feelings. Maja’s book, in fact, is focused to explain the inner world, with its pain, its plagues and unhappiness and hope to overcome any trouble and sorrow. On many pages, the poet remembers often the conflict between death and life, truth and lie, describing it with short, cutting and concise verses. It is very enjoyable reading this book, because the poetry doesn’t risk to bore like a long novel. Ruthless Silence, rather, invites you to think about the real meaning of life and the terrible truth…