Review: Vertigo of Love & Letting Go by Analog De Leon

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Vertigo: Of Love & Letting Go by Analog De Leon | Rating: ★★★☆☆

As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

Vertigo was something I struggled with from time to time. I am not saying it was a bad collection (it wasn't) but it wasn't my favourite that I've come across in recent memory. I think it had more to do with my inability to fully connect with it than anything else. Objectively speaking, the prose is truly beautiful and if there's one thing to take away from my review... it's that.

The thing about poetry is that you're not always going to connect with subject matter or prose. That doesn't make it any less special, that doesn't make it matter less.

I really enjoyed the way it was formatted. It told a story and I really respect that. There was something very potent in the general prose of it and I feel as though there are a ton of good moments in Vertigo that will really grip many people. This is the type of poetry that, although not for me, will be thought-provoking to its audience and lead new poetry readers into this generation of poets.

Vertigo is the type of collection that will stir up conversation. The sort of collection you'd want to read with a book club or a friend, to compare what you got from it and what your interpretation of certain stanzas were. So get your highlighters or tabs ready, when you hit your stride in Vertigo there's plenty to take note of.

Ultimately, it wasn't my favourite release--but it was certainly worth a read and I did enjoy it. I can't see myself reading it again in the future, but it will surely become a favourite in the community in no time at all.

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