A dark romp through the miseries of emotional disorders sublimated by military conscription is the poetic anthology of a Raven-haired girl by a self-styled Unreliable Narrator. It spares family relationships, sexual attacks by pedophiliac priests, obesity, and drug addiction. The author’s self-esteem is reduced by unsuccessful psychotherapy and antidepressants. It is tortured soul, who does not believe his life is worth insuring. Limericks with flashes of humor frolic through a quagmire of misfortune as the poet accurately criticizes the disingenuity of promoting a drinking culture without chronicling its destructive aftermath.The Raven-haired Girl cannot be appropriately characterized as a maudlin mess; instead, it analogizes the poet’s struggle for dignity through allegory of lost love as he envisages a heaven filled with ravens and wine instead of angels and doves. There is a seriousness to heartache, loss and addiction that no one can argue even an Unreliable Narrator.
“It’s a riveting wonderful book I could not put it down I read it in one night I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Quick trips through A tortured mind.” -B&N Review
Tanja wyss –
I’ve read this book 3 times already! I have to force myself not to start it over again! It is so good, I have no doubt it will be looked back on as a cult classic! I need to order another copy because mine is completely worn out! I take it with me places and force people to listen to me read some of my favorite pages from