Thursday, 22 January 2009

Review: The Garden of Doubt on the Island of Shadows

The Garden of Doubt on the Island of Shadows The Garden of Doubt on the Island of Shadows by Mark Howard Jones


My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
There is something elegant and yet simple about this chapbook from ISMs Press. It's presence is undoubtedly raw. The sole flower on its cover is beautiful and unimposing; the text clean and easy to read, yet haunting.



This is the story of a missing musician and a love that reaches across the grave (but not in your stereotypical manner). The plot revolves around a secret island, ghostly in its almost-here/almost-not-here ambience, and the protagonist's journey there to find her lover. Of course, find him she does, but he's not quite what she expected.



A superb promise of things to come.


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