Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Review

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Release Date: November 4th 2014
Source: Purchase
Format: Paperback
Pages: 204
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look. 
     When it comes to Milk and Honey, I seem to be in the minority. I have been seeing people ranting and raving about this book on both tumblr and twitter and I find it to be nothing special. This collection of poetry is nothing more than what can be found on tumblr from a high school girl letting out her emotions (but sometimes that is even better than this.) It is not profound in any way, shape or form. The language is simplistic and not original.
     As someone who has gone through similar things in my life, I would not turn to Milk and Honey to help me express my feelings towards such topics. I find that there are maybe a handful of decent poems in there but overall, the collection is just ascetically pleasing to me and that is all. The "poetry" in this book just seems to be sentences that have random breaks in the lines and all I could think about was this scene from 22 Jump Street that I have on this page.

I was really just underwhelmed by the whole thing. 2/5 stars.

What did you think of Milk and Honey? Do you disagree with me like most people do?
Thanks Hons,
Lee Chand

1 comment :

  1. I'm sorry you didn't like this, I really love Rupi Kaur's poetry, but I can understand why this kind of poetry might not be for everyone. Nice review!