Book Review: The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore by Justin Bienvenue

Title/ The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore / Author/ Justin Bienvenue/ Publisher/ Justin Bienvenue   / Publishing Date/January 2014  /
Pages / 63 / Genre/ Horror Poetry

10179053This book pushed me outside of my box in many ways. Horror and gore is not my usual reading fare and a book of poems is new ground for me. I have never been to shrink from a challenge though.

Overall I would have to say that I found the anthology to be entertaining, in a spooky ghost stories around the campfire kind of way. Many of the poems offer vivid details making the scenes easy to envision. Each chapter offers up several poems that cover a single topic. All are a bit creepy, some venture into the disturbed or even grotesque ranges. Surprisingly, given my seeming aversion to the subject, I felt most of the poems were simply not long enough. They all had a mesmorizingly simple rhythm that begged to be continued.

The particular poem I found most apropos to the Halloween theme would be ‘Sounds of the Seasons’. There were outstanding poems in each chapter, but I found the final chapter,  Suspense, to be my favorite. I have friends who particularly enjoy, creepy, macabre and gore, I would for sure suggest this to them.

This Bookworm awards “The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore” 4 Tomes

4 stars

Goodreads Summary: Have you ever wanted a tour of the infamous underground we know as hell? To experience different levels of blood? To meet some of horrors most morbid and fearsome creatures? Or maybe you wish to get totally creeped out and be left in utter shock and suspense to the point where your heart is beating so fast that you can’t get enough? If you answered yes to any of these and you’re still wishing for a true scare, then take this trip down the path of the eerie and unknown and I do hope you enjoy all you are about to read and encounter. Who knows, maybe what your reading is lurking somewhere near you….

Do you like dark poetry? The Macabre Masterpiece intends two things, for you to take in and enjoy the literary work that is poetry and to scare the ever loving wits out of you.

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