Today I am pleased to present a review of Book of Soul by Jeffrey Bolden. In addition, you can enter this Rafflecopter to win one of 2 eBook copies of the book plus an author-crafted special treat customized for you! Drawing is open to international entrants, and ends at midnight on 8 March, 2013.
Title: Book Of Soul
Author: Jeffrey Bolden
Publisher: CooL Kidd
Genre: Short Stories / Poetry
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About the Book:
A collection of poetry, prose, and short stories from the mind of Jeffrey Bolden illustrates the complexities of the dark mind of a struggling dark college student to a starving artist in the face of the most insurmountable adversities with only a notebook and pen in hand. After countless amounts of pens exhausted and numerous composition notebooks filled, Book of Soul was conceived, with short stories ranging from a conflicted superhero in a desolate future, to poetry describing the most profound and deepest love have for one who could never love him to prose explaining the different levels of love in relation to Sigmund Freud’s theory of the human psyche, Book Of Soul explores the very depths of a dark mind as he discovers just who he is meant to be. A writer. The author of a Book Of Soul.
In an eclectic mix of short story and poetry, Jeffrey Bolden has managed to deliver a series of entries that will spur thought and conversation, all redolent with the emotion and intrigue that define the soul in this book.
While smoothly passing from stories about life, there is a surrealistic quality to the more fantastical stories: they have solid grounding in the realities that many face, but the wishful and near childlike approach to being “all powerful” and having the ability to right injustices shines through. There is something for everyone in this book, if you allow yourself to put aside your eye for a more conventional style of prose and poetry and just go for the ride.
Bolden has a knack with words and imagery, and there is a rhythm to both his prose and poetry that will put you in mind of spoken word evenings: alternating between hard-hitting and smoothly lyrical in which each line just resonates with emotion. There are a few hiccups, occasionally the order of the stories doesn’t feel sensible, making the harsh moments far more jarring when appearing in the middle of softer moments, but the overall impression is a collection that keeps you thinking long after the book is closed. A truly unique work from an author who has much to offer.
I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review as part of the Indie Authors Rock promotions at I am, Indeed. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
About the Author:
Jeffrey Bolden, is a walking contradiction. A young man with an old wisdom. A fiery spirit with a cool demeanor. Anything that is set in opposition can be used to describe him. Imagine a vampire’s seduction blended with a werewolf’s desire for the hunt for that is Jeffrey Bolden. He is seduction embodied, an irrestible character with an unspeakable evil in his dark eyes, yet walks through life as a lone wolf, growling in the face of death as he has done many times. A romantic with a cold heart. A happy depression. In essence, Jeffrey Bolden is conflict, the vessel for the war between good and evil and you know often times which side is winning simply by looking into his dark eyes.