Summary (from Amazon)-
There’s nothing quite like the birth of a child. Children are born in our likenesses… we treasure their beauty, their innocence, and marvel as they take their first breaths outside of their mother’s womb. In a perfect world, babies are miracles. But as we know, the world is not always perfect.
JWK Fiction brings you a collection of poetry, flash fiction and short stories dealing with beginnings that maynot be as rosy as everyone around us often seems to think newborns are.
My rating-I did not finish this book
I have a confession to make. I found this book equally brilliant and disturbing.
Here is a quote:
With a twist the maggot turned
where it lay on the floor
and started crawling towards it’s mother.
Never more, she thought
will I seek my pleasure
among the rotten corpses,
the fly infested cadavers,
lying in the cemetery.
I couldn’t finish reading the book much after that. It did seem borderline brilliant and a very artistic part of my self was excited by the brilliance of the writing. But, the subject matter was just way too much for me. In the end, I just couldn’t go there. To potential readers, I would say, go forth with caution.