Book review: Swinging Sanity

Swinging sanity

Swinging Sanity is the first book of poetry by N.F. Mirza.

The book is organized according to five themes, beginning with screaming numbness and ending with random reflections.  Each section begins with an illustration depicting different facets of the author along with a relevant quote.

The poems vary in length, ranging from a few lines to just over two pages.  Each one is raw and rich with emotion.  She combines words in creative and often unexpected ways.  Some of my favourite lines were:

“Purity is splashed with gunk”

“Sooty naïve torn to tatters”

“Announced under spell of poisonous stupidity”

“Women’s laughs have shrunk to grim shut lips”

“And my eyes dry to cracked grey stones”

And of course any coffee addict is sure to enjoy the poem Dude!  Where Is My Coffee?

This was a captivating book, and hopefully this will be the first poetry collection of many from N.F. Mirza.


You can find the author on her blog Stoner on a Roller Coaster.


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15 thoughts on “Book review: Swinging Sanity

  1. stoner on a rollercoaster says:

    o God! this is mind blowing. i’m out of words. thank you is so insufficient right now. i mean.. thank you so much this is extremely kind of you. i got to read about my book in a different light. and i like it.
    Thank you so much!

    and since you have already written it can you please write some/or whatever you feel right in amazon book review. with rating?? I’m really asking a lot from you guys but i wouldn’t bother you if you hadn’t written it already.

    thank you soooo much! this mean a lot to me really. 😊

  2. stoner on a rollercoaster says:

    And the review is so beautifully written I am so glad you read it and were able to feel something. That’s what matters to me the most. If a reader feels the words and I can form that connection. Thanks a lot again 🙂

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