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Monday, July 26, 2010

"Body Parts" by Janet Cameron Hoult

This is a collection of poems about aging. With a simple wooden body spewed on the cover, readers are not ready for the candid shock that comes in the pages. Details of changing body parts are interspersed among what can only be assumed to be anecdotes. A bit perverse, the author even mentions ogling younger counterparts in inappropriate fashions. For the older reader that may get this as a book, they will most likely be depressed and offended. If anything, this book could pass as a joke or prank given to someone else. However, as a sincere gift, it may not be the best choice.

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