“The Long Take” By Robin Robertson Review

Walker, a young Canadian recently demobilised after war and his active service in the Normandy landings and subsequent European operations. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and unable to face a return to his family home in rural Nova Scotia, he goes in search of freedom, change, anonymity and repair. We follow Walker through a sequence of poems as he moves through post-war American cities of New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

This book is a collection of poems. And as some of you might know I’m not the biggest fan of poems which might be the main reason why I’ve rated this book so low as I’ve did. 

Most of the poems in this book were kind of boring and uninteresting but there were some poems which were interesting and fun to read.

The writing style was okay but nothing to talk about. Because the writing style was the generic writing style which you can see in most poems. 

Some poems are long and some poems are short in this book which might give a bigger picture of this book. 

I give this book 2 / 5

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