Review of Shitolian

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Review of Shitolian

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Shitolian" by O Persaud.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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Shitolian is a book written by O Persaud, a renowned author, and poet. It consists of a series of short poems that reflect on different aspects of structure and order. The author uses strong language to express his opinions. In its opening, the poem "black and white drinking fountains” establishes the foundation of the concept. It puts everything into context as to what the reader might expect when reading this book.

I love the language of poetry. It has always been a fascination for me since a young age. This book is influential. O Persaud is one of my favorite poets, so I’m quite familiar with the author’s work. The poems reflect on a wide variety of subjects including racial justice, love, segregation, economy, etc. They have a complex diversity. The message carried across resonates well in the contemporary modern world.

Despite the use of strong language, these poems are opinionated. They contain a deep reflection of experiences all summoned in one place. For someone who has experience in poetry, his/her opinion of this book will be, "Brilliant work of art!” So who am I to denote any negativity about the experience It will only lead to serious doubts about my abilities as a professional reviewer. One of the most intriguing parts of this book is the sect titled "Punctuation.” The author undertakes a critical approach to reinstate just how significant his unique style of writing is.

On that note, I rate this book a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. Poetry is the language of art. On the other hand, art reflects the experience of the poet. The title Shitolian, though vulgar, resonates well with the message that is being conveyed. The cover of the book is also exceptional in terms of its portrayal. The book itself is edited from a professional standpoint, containing no errors. This helps a lot because it facilitates the reading process. Also, I like how the poems complement each other in a literal sense. The author's style of writing is incredible.

This book is ideally suited for a mature audience. I’d recommend it to readers who love poetry, the cause of justice, and all matters related to patriotism. It has slight religious references, but it doesn’t change or alter in any way the message shared across. The poems are systematically arranged to complement each other. Their uniqueness comprises the same patterns. Though written in a short format, I still feel the delivery was perfect. So I think it’s something worth adding to your literature collection. Trust me, you won't regret the decision.

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