Official Review: The Society of Living Poets

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Official Review: The Society of Living Poets

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[Following is an official review of "The Society of Living Poets" by Andrew McCollister.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Society of Living Poets by Andrew McCollister is a unique story that is split into four parts. The characters each have their own story, but as the book progresses, the reader gets small glimpses of how the stories are actually connected. Tyler Lupus is a troubled man who fantasizes about killing people and is dealing with his brother's death. Harold Clark is planning on becoming a priest but is living with a secret. Sarah Hester is suffering from mental health issues and is seeing a therapist. Lastly is Adam Foster, the character who seems to tie everyone else together. By his part of the book, we find out that the four characters are all part of a college poetry group.

My favorite part of the book was how the different story lines all intertwined eventually. Based on the summary of the book, I knew all the characters were connected somehow. It was like a mystery trying to figure out how. Things became even more interesting when parts of the story seemed to contradict each other. It made me question what I had read previously and showed more insight into some of the characters' personalities. Some clearly weren't trustworthy, but it was hard to tell who.

I also enjoyed the set up of the book. I liked getting the perspective of four unique characters. Part one was written like a typical first-person narrative. Part two was written as a series of letters. Part three was a combination of text messages and narrative. Adam's section, part four, mostly told his story and included the other three characters' viewpoints. It was much more interesting than reading a typical book.

This book is intended for an adult audience. It includes some violence, adult language, drug use, some sexual content, and mental health issues. Those who like trying to solve a puzzle would enjoy this book if the darker themes don't bother them.

I would happily rate The Society of Living Poets 4 out of 4 stars. I wouldn't give it any lower because there was nothing I disliked about it. I wanted to keep reading to figure out the mystery of how the characters were all connected. I loved the unique way in which it was written. It was well-written, professionally edited, and contained very few errors.

The Society of Living Poets was so fun to read. It was full of twists and turns, and at one point, my jaw actually dropped because I was so shocked. I highly recommend it!

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Everyone enjoys a good mystery and it seems like this book has one. It sounds like a plot that keeps you engaged the whole time. I'm glad there was so much to like about this book. Good job!
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Sounds creative, I would definitely love to read. I'm also wondering whether Tyler got to see a therapist, like Sarah. Looks like he really needed it.
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Thanks for your review. It's interesting to know that four parts of the book will eventually connect their main characters, Tyler, Harold, Sarah Hester, and Adam, together.
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Post by tarafarah7 »

This sounds so good! I love how the author set this up like a mystery for the reader to solve!! Great review!

Filled with twists and turns, readers learn of four seemingly unrelated characters. How their lives intertwine and intersect is for you to find close attention to the details! Can't wait to read this! Thank you, again! :-)
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Post by Aan Granados »

This sounds great. I love a good mystery but I am concerned about the dark parts. I'm going to give this a try though. Thanks for your review.
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From your review, I can tell that you really enjoyed the book. The story seems like it will keep the reader on the edge of their seats anxious to see what happens next. I, myself, enjoy the books where I have to keep on guessing who the real villain is. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Brenda Creech »

This sounds like a unique book due to the four different characters and how they tie together. I enjoy a good mystery, however, I am not sure the content would not be offensive to me. I am going to sample the book and see. Thanks for the great review!
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Post by Fleurine_t92 »

This sound unique but for me I was being in stressful condition. So, I don't want much thriller and poetry fiction like this again. I done sampling this book but it still made me distressed again. Not only the cover but also inside was so Black for me. Like the dark cloud everywhere.
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This is a unique book that tells four stories which are interconnected to each other. It is full of suspense. Congratulations BOTD!
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The book has a very interesting plot. I am especially interested in the fact that the main characters are completely different.
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Quite an exceptional writing technique. The storyline seems thought-provoking! Great review.
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Post by María Andrea Fernández Sepúlveda »

The Society of Living Poets was so fun to read. It was full of twists and turns, and at one point, my jaw actually dropped because I was so shocked. I highly recommend it!
Wow, that's a hard feat to achieve. Especially on someone who has read as much as I'm sure you have. I love unpredictable, twisted stories.
Thank you!
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Post by Hunter Tester »

It sounds like a really good book. I like the four different viewpoints, how they’re written differently, but also are intertwined in the end!
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Post by Anjali Kushwah 1 »

It seems to be inter related anthology. I like mystery stories. Thanks for review. I will read it.
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