Happy New Year Beautiful people 🙂
I know its been a while since I have posted anything. But I am back with book reviews. The first one for 2021 is Home Body by Rupi Kaur.
As we all know Rupi Kaur, her thought provoking Instagram posts. Her live sessions and the previous two books being a hit. Everyone had their eyes on this book. I was eagerly waiting for this book since the day she started promoting about it.
Title – The title of the book is great. According to me, Home Body means your inner self.
Cover- The cover has Rupi’s cover art illustration and it was meaningful which I liked it. The color choice of the cover is okayish but I don’t judge the book by its cover.
About the Book- This book is about her, her experiences, personal choices and some general topics like sexual assault, rape, capitalism etc through which she wants to share her inner turmoils and emotions. The book is divided into 4 parts (which gives clarity of her write ups. I cannot call her pieces as poetry, verses, haiku because she has also used one liners like
“my body renews itself in waves of ocean and blood”
Her other piece talks about home
i dive into the well of my body
and end up in another world
everything i need
already exists in me
there’s no need
to look anywhere else
After reading this book, I was kind of disappointed. This book is a one time read. If you are looking for a critical poetry or a proper poetry then this book is not your choice. This book is nowhere related to poetry. You can call it a self help.
The only thing that worked well was her marketing. I am not against her as I am reading her for the first time. It is my opinion which is completely based on my book review experience. I have read many poetry books, self help books, short stories, novels, novellas, journals. This book is just random scribbling which worked at some places and it didn’t at some pieces.
I have given her 2 stars.
About the Author
As a 21-year-old university student Rupi wrote, illustrated and self-published her first poetry collection, milk and honey. Next came its artistic sibling, the sun and her flowers. These collections have sold over 8 million copies and have been translated into over 42 languages. Her most recent book, home body, debuted #1 on bestsellers lists across the world. Rupi’s work touches on love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, and migration. She feels most at home when creating art or performing her poetry on stage.
You can grab the copy if you want from rupi’s website
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