Tag: Creative Writing

Frank O’Hara – Lunch Poems | Review

Title: Lunch Poems

Author: Frank O’Hara

Type: Poetry

Page Count/Review Word Count: 88

Rating: 4*/5


Frank O'Hara - Lunch Poems

Frank O’Hara – Lunch Poems


I was told about this book while studying creative writing at Roehampton University, and I’d been looking forward to reading it for years. After that, it was something of anti-climax – good poetry, but not as amazing as I was expecting. Still, Frank O’Hara is the kind of poet that every serious reader should take the time to introduce themselves to. His work is fun, it’s just not completely revolutionary.


Frank O'Hara

Frank O’Hara


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Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway | Review

Title: Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 152

Rating: 5/10


Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway


I fricken hated Mrs Dalloway – I had to read it for a London in Literature course at university, when I was studying Creative Writing at Roehampton. It was the only book in the whole course which defeated me – I just couldn’t read it in the allocated time limit, and so I had to resort to listening to an audio book of it. It wasn’t even a particularly good audio book – it was a free one from Librivox.org, which are read by volunteers using public domain and out of copyright books.

I did finish it off in the end, but it still didn’t impress me. I’m not even going to talk about the story line, because it was terrible. It struck me as a pointless exercise in writing, and I don’t understand its reputation.


Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf


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