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Horoscopes for the Dead - Billy Collins
Horoscopes for the Dead
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781400064922 (1400064929)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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MadgeWhitlin rated it
3.0 Horoscopes For The Dead: Poems
This was, I think, my first encounter with Billy Collins's poetry. I've been aware of him for years, and sometimes remember to look for his books when I'm browsing bookstores or the library, but it took until now to actually find one.I liked this collection, overall, but it didn't blow me away. I'm ...
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Austen to Zafón rated it
3.0 Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
As always, I enjoy this man's poetry. Wry observations and surprising analogies. That said, this book wasn't as satisfying as some of his others. In any poetry collection, there are some poems that work for me and some that don't. I found many more that didn't in this one. I enjoyed this one: Table ...
shecurmudgeon rated it
5.0 Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
Not every poem Billy Collins writes is a stunner, but so many manage to be funny, wise, epicurean, full of gusto, or just flat- out perfect, and there's always at least one poem in each of his books that is worth the price or admission. In this volume, it's "Table Talk" because no one else can blend...
SJane rated it
I enjoy Billy Collins, but despite the airplane on the cover of this, the poems in this collection never really took off for me. The poems lack turn, they seem often to lack purpose. And sometimes they go on too long. The title poem, for example, is amusing and there's the promise that the writer mi...
wjmcomposer rated it
4.0 Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
Really enjoyed this collection. Not every poem works for me, so it feels uneven at times, but the good ones more than make up for the bumpy ones. Some amble along not making much of an account for themselves til the very end, where a single idea can win you over. The strongest of them impact you fro...
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