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Randall McNair’s poetry is something every avid reader should experience. Randall McNair is not only excellent with his narration but also great with the choice of words. He is able to get the reader to imagine and virtually feel his experiences. Last Call is a short poetry book where the author talks about his experiences as an alcoholic, his encounters with women, the funny side of life and miserable side as well. I enjoyed reading this poetry book because McNair’s words are easy to understand. He uses simple every-day words and rhymes every once in a while. Moving from one poem to another gives the impression of moving from one experience to another.
Last Call is divided into six parts; ‘At The Bar’, ‘At Home’, ‘At Death’s Door’, ‘In My Wildest Imagination’, ‘In Love’, and ‘At the Crossroads of Self-Loathing and Hope’. Each section contains a list of poems whose main subject is the title of the category. The first part of the book was interesting. Poems in ‘In the Bar’ is wild, hilarious, and even serious. The author talks of activities that occur in the bar, his experiences and how crazy some interactions can get. The author is not always modest and sometimes uses strong language to get the message across. McNair does not hold back and expresses his raw feelings in a gritty yet intriguing way.
There are many poems in the book that the reader will love. The first poem is fantastic. In the poem titled ‘The beer at the Swinging door Saloon’ was among my favorites. Each poem that followed was as interesting to read or even better. Through poetry, Randall McNair is able to address a variety of societal issues. He also talks of personal struggles that many readers will be able to relate to. Each poem was utterly fascinating to me. I always looked forward to flipping this book open and reading the next poem throughout my day.
The little details in Last Call are what I found really endearing and ensure the poems were grounded. The author uses different literary elements to maintain the reader’s interest. Last Call is your ideal book if you enjoy short reads. Each poem has a story to tell and a hidden lesson. One thing you are assured of at the end of the reading is that you will be entertained by the stories and enlightened by the lessons.
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Posted on June 4, 2021, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, ebook, goodreads, kindle, kobo, Last Call, literature, memoir, nook, novel, poem, poet, poetry, Randall McNair, read, reader, reading, story, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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