Algedonic

Algedonic

Bestselling poet r.h. Sin, author of the Whiskey, Words, & a Shovel series, presents a poetry collection that illuminates the transformative power of emotional pain.Algedonic is an aesthetic outlook on pain and pleasure. Complex emotions simplified into poetic interludes as only r.h. Sin can express. With his trademark of giving simplicity to some of the hardest of emo...

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Algedonic Reviews

  • Kate ♡

    Brilliant. You’ll get nothing less than perfection from r.h. Sin, every time.

    Read this in less than an hour and already want to read it again.

  • Jenny Lee

    "she found heaven

    in a bookstore

    she got lost

    in the pages"

    I received this eArc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    When I saw

    listed as a book to review my heart basically melted. I recently stumbled upon him and fell in love with the simplicity of his words. These aren't literary works of art, but poems aren't always meant to be. Everyone reads for different reasons. I read poetry to find solace in the fact that I am not alone with how I am feeling. This collection does ju

    "she found heaven

    in a bookstore

    she got lost

    in the pages"

    I received this eArc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    When I saw

    listed as a book to review my heart basically melted. I recently stumbled upon him and fell in love with the simplicity of his words. These aren't literary works of art, but poems aren't always meant to be. Everyone reads for different reasons. I read poetry to find solace in the fact that I am not alone with how I am feeling. This collection does just that.

    This is split into two different sections.

    Pain|Chaos and Pleasure|Peace

    Pain|Chaos kicked my heart to the curb, and Pleasure|Peace put a band-aid on it.

    These are raw, simple, and straight to the point.

    You'll love them or you'll hate them. That's all a matter of who you are, and what you're feeling when you read them. People tend to love what they can relate to, and I loved these. I book marked at least 20 of them because they hit so close to home.

  • Tracey Rosenlicht

    Therapeutic read.

    Recently went through a traumatic romantic related incident that is too complicated for the amount of characters allotted for book reviews. However, I found solace in R.H. Sin's words, as I felt connected to the girl he was describing more so in the second half of the book.

  • Emy

    "she found life in the night

    like a rose blooming

    without the sun"

    As usual, his words reach me <3 it my not be the best collection,but I like it !

  • Julia

    I truly love R.H. Sin's work. I think its beautiful and important- it always feels so personal as well.

    I was a bit disappointed in this collection though, in comparison to his other works that is.

    This one deals more with heartbreak and relationships not working out.

    The last poem and the leading poems to the end, did not have this wow effect that they usually do.

    I still enjoyed this collection and had some favourites but it wasn't my favourite is all..

  • Chanel

    I received this as an ARC on NetGalley in exchange for a review.

    I don't know why I keep doing this to myself...

    Every time a new r.h. Sin book drops, I always read it, expecting it to be better. I mean, you'd think an author would grow with each new work, right? But it's really just the same thing recycled into a new cover. The themes are the same, the she-poem one-liners are the same, the insta-poetry snapshots are the same. I always feel cheated at the brevity, lack of poetic devices, lack of

    I received this as an ARC on NetGalley in exchange for a review.

    I don't know why I keep doing this to myself...

    Every time a new r.h. Sin book drops, I always read it, expecting it to be better. I mean, you'd think an author would grow with each new work, right? But it's really just the same thing recycled into a new cover. The themes are the same, the she-poem one-liners are the same, the insta-poetry snapshots are the same. I always feel cheated at the brevity, lack of poetic devices, lack of depth, and repetitiveness.

    I think my favorite thing about this is the fact that he includes some clapbacks at his critics. I feel like this is really telling of an author. When a person feels the need to respond to negative critique - especially within their published work - it makes me wonder how much negative critique there must be in order to prompt such a retaliation in writing.

    Still, the fact that he continues to release these, and they continue to sell, tells that there is a market for which he is great at reaching. So, there's that....

  • Giulia

    Besides the repetitive, superficial poems about desperation for women, there is now an added bonus of “girls with daddy issues”. Great!

  • Erin Vance

    I wish I could give this zero stars. Vapid, repetitive, boring ‘poetry.’ The author needs a basic lesson in figurative language. And in avoiding manic pixie dream girl tropes.

  • ThePhoenix93

    I have so much to say about this, so bear with me. I don't know how this person keeps churning out these "poetry" books one after the other, like some kind of bad poetry factory. It just doesn't work that way! Or at least, it shouldn't. There is a reason why writing good poetry takes time, it can take someone years to gather enough material for a collection of poems ready to be published. It's only natural. Poems need to grow inside of us and ripen, only then can we pick them up and put them on

    I have so much to say about this, so bear with me. I don't know how this person keeps churning out these "poetry" books one after the other, like some kind of bad poetry factory. It just doesn't work that way! Or at least, it shouldn't. There is a reason why writing good poetry takes time, it can take someone years to gather enough material for a collection of poems ready to be published. It's only natural. Poems need to grow inside of us and ripen, only then can we pick them up and put them on paper. Not every single sentence someone thinks of in the spur of the moment should be considered as poetry. We already have Twitter for those. Now, I get the appeal of writing these short one-sentenced poems, I've tried it and it is kind of liberating, having this one idea and writing it down in its rawest form, and then moving on to the next just as quickly, without the obligation to form an entire lenghty poem around that singular idea. But then, these poems have to have a real punch to them, they have to hit you in exactly the right place. And when there's too many of them, they are going to lose that punch, no matter the quality. When it's overdone, it is just going to end up being bland and cheesy and repetitive to the point of agonizing boredom. And this is exactly how I felt while reading this - agonizingly bored! It baffles me how much these books are selling and, as someone who considers herself to dabble in poetry ocasionally, I am truly offended. Again, I understand why this is popular among people who don't usually read poetry much, it is short and you can fly through it in 10 minutes, but to me, that doesn't speak much about the quality. Do you choose your novels based on how short they are too? I didn't think so. I'd rather spend a solid two or three hours completely immersed in a good poetry book than fly through all of EIGHT R. H. Sin's books. (I only read this because I wanted to write a hate-review, but I didn't want to be a hater without having read the thing first, YES I AM PETTY LIKE THAT! Also, I love to torture myself apparently.) So, here I present to you some of the worst poems in this book, just so you don't have to trudge through it yourself. (See, I'm a nice person after all!)

    I wish he took his own advice, and no, not EVERYTHING is poetry.

    DON'T YOU FUCKING TELL ME WHAT TO DO! (So patronizing, I don't need that in my poetry, I can get it from my parents for free)

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