Saturday, September 9, 2017
Brief Review by Mary Soon Lee of “Apocalypse” by John C. Mannone
"Apocalypse" (Alban Lake Publishing, 2015) is a chapbook of speculative poetry of the disastrous variety by my fellow Songs of Eretz Frequent Contributor John C. Mannone. I have read and admired some of John’s individual poems, but this is the first collection of his that I've read. From flood to frost to fire to alien invaders, this brief book contains thirty calamitous visions.
As with almost every poetry collection I have read, I found some of the poems stronger than others, but the theme of John’s collection powerfully binds the poems together into a cohesive whole. Readers will enjoy the science fiction concepts, and I particularly appreciated the way John uses specific details, whether of nature or the machinery of war. "Apocalypse" is available on Kindle through Amazon for $1.99 https://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-John-C-Mannone-ebook/dp/B012Z6C400 and in print from Alban Lake Publishing http://store.albanlake.com/product/apocalypse/ for $6.00.