I was able to yet, complete another fascinating book. Here is my review;
Thanking the author Sen Rajah for sending me a digital copy of the book, in exchange for an honest review.
“Unlike anything you have experienced this year, truly unique.”
In the midst of an existential crisis, poet and author, Sen Rajah stumbles blindly and emotionally empty into the world of Milk of the Moon. At a point when he has almost entirely lost any sense of self, this bright, young, tragic girl whispers her stories to him, weaving a tale as melodious as it is sad. Through her visits and comfort Rajah finds his way back, unfortunately by the time he recovers Milk is gone, leaving behind only fragments of her story.
The exhibition contained within these pages is part memoir, part poetry and part something entirely new. It explores themes of otherness and rootlessness, the colonialism of language and many more themes associated with being “a person without a country”. Each piece resonates with feeling, abstract and allusive, they beckon you to engage, not just to observe, but immerse yourself and read the artist, for as Milk of the Moon says, “only in the act of interpretation do any of us exist.” (from Goodreads)
It was rather difficult for me to gather my thoughts to write a cohesive review about the book, since it was my very first experience in reading such a strange, beautiful yet fascinating piece of work. It can be called as a collection of abstract ideas written in the form of poetry to grasp hold of the reader’s mind.
The story has its very own weirdness filled with darkness and violence. Each word carries the above and it is out of a traditional read. You feel that you are simply walking along someones dreams.
Each and every word of the book should be experienced, not just simply read as mere words. As readers, we should be able to understand the abstract ideas of the author.
The high quality of writing by Sen Rajah is highlighted through metaphors, symbols and rich language. I personally felt that, I have missed something from the idea of the story. But, I must state that it is indeed a unique piece of abstract ideas woven into a beautiful poetic format, that gives light into the darkness.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading abstract ideas.
I hope you enjoyed this review and do not forget to share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.
Until next post,