Title:
Poetry,
Songs, and
Stygian
Stories

Author:
Lucas
McPherson

Illustrator
Cyan
Jenkins

Published By:
iUniverse,
Inc

Release
Date:
:
January
2010

Format:
Paperback
&
Ebook
Book Review
Poetry, Songs and Stygian Stories is a collection of short
stories, poems, and songs written by Lucas McPherson
and visually interpreted by illustrator Cyan Jenkins.

McPherson is an indie author at heart who creates magic
through her words. She very boldly and fearlessly through
her writing is unapologetic of her non-traditional views on
sex, life, love, and everything in between.

I found the book very enlightening and a very entertaining
breath of fresh air. McPherson captures the reader with
her crafty use of words, combined with her feminine flair of
writing which is both smart and intellectual.

Although, at first glimpse, the appearance and formatting
of the book is non-traditional; she engages the
non-traditional and creates a very unique compilation of
stories, poems and songs which makes for a very
interesting read.  

Stories such as Cellulitopia (Microfiction) offered an
insightful story filled with humor that takes the reader on a
journey of what's inside the author's thoughts and
crevasses of her mind - while looking for no certain
approval.

The word choice and delivery of McPherson's writing vary
in topics such as karma, spirits, and clairvoyance added in
with vampires and vegans; while maintaining a tone of
being responsible for what you create in life spiritually,
emotionally and even in the physical.

Artist, Cyan Jenkins did an awesome job at creating
images that were at times abstract but very vividly created
entertaining interpretations and views of McPherson's
work through insightful illustrations.

The copy of Poetry, Songs, and Stygian Stories that I
have is approximately 87 pages - a very short read; but
well worth your time if you are looking for something
different. But if you are not open minded, than this may
not be the book for you. Happy reading!

Visit Lucas McPherson on Myspace
CLICK HERE.

Visit Cyan Jenkins' blog @
CyanJenkins.blogspot.com


Reviewed by Natasha Brooks, Editor-in-Chief,
Bare Back Magazine

Posted June 2010
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