Varied range of topics are addressed in this collection with a slither of darkness in a majority of the poetry. The poems had a very modern feel with some older and classical allusions thrown in the verse for good measure. Some of them also reminded me of Bukowski's works a little.
Very honest and raw collection. Liked it a lot.
Thomas R. Langton shows a playful working with language in these poems. They brim with honesty, humor, and life.
by Dr J Reads
The House is on fire and the kids are eating ice cream is a great sequel of awesome poetry! Most can relate! Glad to own and have read this.
by K Smith
This is a very honest and raw collection of poetry that may not resonate with everyone. I found it to be a very enjoyable collection to read. Highly recommend!
I really enjoyed the poems in this book. A wide variety for different emotions, moods, feelings. The author has a wonderful way with words. I recommend this book.
I think I've said before that I like poetry but I am not an expert. I can only tell you how the poetry makes me feel, and boy did this book make me feel. Typically when I start reading poetry it takes me a while to get used to the flow and style of an author. This causes me to read each poem multiple times before I can fully grasp how I feel about the poem and move on. With Langton my emotions and thoughts were immediate. There were multiple times where I had to stop and look around because Langton had to be watching me in order to know that I would connect with his poems so instantly. I felt like as I continued to read the poems, myself and the author were connecting and becoming friends, but not in that creepy way where I actually think that.
There were times where I wondered how he knew me so well, times that I actually felt tears come to my eyes, even if they did not drop and other times where I thought 'what happened Langton?'. When I found out this was the sequel to a debut book of poems I knew I immediately needed to buy his first book and read that. This author will be going on my authors to watch list because I do not want to miss a book.
The House is on fire and the kids are eating ice cream is a great sequel of awesome poetry! Every word is a piece of art and i really enjoyed it.
Thomas R. Langton from Liverpool, author & poet.
The Devil Gets Lonely Too is his first published work, a poetry collection of dark, twisted, and cynical themes. He hopes to release many more after it. The House Is On Fire & The Kids Are Eating Ice Cream is his second book, a sequel to The Devil Gets Lonely Too and continues the dark, urban, & raw themes.