Book of Longing
Publish date: March 27th 2007
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Poems where the author looks back on his past and his current life and is not happy where he is. Some poems rhyme. Some are verse. I found most of these poems and drawings depressing. I did like Alexandra Leaving and Boogie Street.
As a fan of Leonard Cohen's music, I would like to be able to rate his poetry higher. I am of the opinion that he is one of the best songwriters of his generation, however (keep in mind that this is the first book of poems by him I have read) I found this to be an overall weak and bloated collection...
I love Leonard Cohen, but this didn't bowl me over.