Inspiration & Spirituality Book Reviews From BookViral

"A pleasing assortment of thoughtful and shrewd prose..."

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  • ASIN: ‎ B08TKH37QJ
  • Publisher: ‎ BookBaby; 1st edition (January 19, 2021)
  • Publication date: ‎ January 19, 2021
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 54 pages
  • Genre: Inspiration & Spirituality


The BookViral Review:

An endearing collection of short verses, ‘Coffee shop Musings’ moves from amusing to perceptive as it meanders through a plethora of mind wanderings and real-life situations.

Arranged as brief three-line snapshots, each encourages the reader towards a differing perspective as Perlsweig expertly negotiates nature, social commentary and religion, leaving no stone unturned as he weaves his literary magic.

A detour from his usual historical writings, Simon Perlsweig’s initial dabble into poetry has resulted in a pleasing assortment of thoughtful and shrewd prose, leaving the reader to ponder.

However, do not be fooled by their brevity-each contains an insightful precent, often drawing the reader towards treasured memories and meditations of their own.

Commenting on the tiny detail of life, such as in ‘Scattered Bottles’, Perlsweig aptly uses his observational skills to weave miniature tales, reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway’s six-word stories.

Conjuring up an image of a moment in time, sometimes in the form of riddles and conundrums, other times purely as reflections, Perlsweig’s ‘Coffee Shop Musings’ are sometimes humorous, but more often than not contain a wise nugget or valuable truism.

With its lyrical arrangement, rhyming lines, and traditional meter, which stir the reader’s imagination and emotions ‘Coffee Shop Musings’ makes for a relaxing read. A great ‘me time’ journal to pick up and peruse over a steaming hot latte or Earl Grey.

A book perfect for unashamed people watchers and pseudo-psychologists.

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