Friday, August 12, 2016

Philia and Sophia~Nikitha Hingad | review

Title: Philia and Sophia
Author: Nikitha Hingad
Genre: Poetry
Length: 180 Pages
Release: March 2015
My Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

I received a copy of this poetry collection in exchange for an honest review.  

I have always loved poetry and over the past year I've been trying to read more of this beautiful art form. I am by no means an expert, so when it comes to all the technical forms of poetry, I am definitely not the person to ask, but reading and writing (particularly free form) are always fun for me. So let's talk about Philia and Sophia.

There was nothing particularly wrong with this collection, I just had a hard time connecting personally. The collection is split into two sections, one about love and one about wisdom. I thought the concept was interesting, but found the implementation rather difficult to follow.

A lot of the poems were rather repetitive to me and I found that this detracted from my reading experience. Many of them did not flow as comfortably as I would have liked either, but that's often a personal thing where poetry is concerned. I was also not particularly fond of some of the subject matter, it just seemed like the speaker was putting herself down a lot.

This was enjoyable, but not great. I think another round of editing would improve much of what I had difficulty with as far as flow and repetition. There were also some word choices that did not make sense, but this could be a language issue (I believe the author is not a native English speaker, though I could be mistaken). 

Nikitha has promise and I hope that she continues to hone her craft.

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