The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems (Google eBook)
From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time comes Mark Haddon’s first collection of poems.
That Mark Haddon’s first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a book of poetry may surprise his many fans; that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will not.
The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea reveals a poet of great versatility and formal talent. All the gifts so admired in Haddon’s prose are in strong evidence here – the humanity, the dark humour, and the uncanny ventriloquism – but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power, and surreal invention. This book will consolidate his reputation as one of the most imaginative writers in contemporary literature.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: PoemsUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
It was a pretty good selection of poems. Not sure I really liked Haddon's poetry style, but it was pretty good. Read full review
Review: The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: PoemsUser Review - Lisa - Goodreads
I didn't love every poem. But there were 4 or 5 poems in here that blew me away, and that's enough for me to rate it 4 stars. Read full review
A Rough Guide
After a Beheading
Cabin Doors to Automatic
This Poem is Certificate 18
Christmas Night 1930
The Twilight Zone