Book Review: Just Mad Rantings Poetry and Short Prose by Fre Thought

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Just Mad Rantings Poetry and Short Prose

Fre Thought

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

3 Stars=Okay Page Turner


Remarkably enough, the title of this body of work gives a perfect depiction of what lies ahead.  Fre Thought’s pen captures love, lust, resentment, and a longing for sober direction. It’s evident that he writes under the influence of his heart. His ability to write as one speaks has the potential to be a masterpiece.

This collection of prose and poems was slightly difficult to read. Many of the selections left me feeling confused. Though that doesn’t mean that the writing was bad. The magic of poetry or any art style comes when the artist and audience meet on an orgasmic level. I did not have that connection. There is much promise in the expressions of Fre Thought. One of the most memorable scribes for me is I See U Everywhere.  This was a heartfelt writing that is a must read in this collection.

Though most were interesting reads, I couldn’t recommend this collection as is. For a person who loves the art form of poetry, this was not a pleasant read. If the purpose was to make the reader work, that goal was accomplished. I found myself having to do extensive research to understand most of the entries (which is not necessarily a bad thing).  However, only a select group of readers would be willing to do the work.

My recommendation would be to increase the flow. Allow others to find the rhythm and meaning to the work. With some revisions this has the potential a classic collection of writings that would live for centuries to come.

Reviewed by Arthur Smith II

1 thought on “Book Review: Just Mad Rantings Poetry and Short Prose by Fre Thought”

  1. Thank you for your honest assessment, I really appreciate the feedback. And I agree. Some of the pieces were straightforward while some of them will leave you scratching your head. Hence the title. Thanks again Teresa and Arthur.

    Fre Thought


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