I think that this is a creative way to document the year and found it to be a light-hearted reminder of just how much has happened in the last year.
An interesting way to record the events of March 2020 to March 2021, ‘Rhymes and Reason (Pandemic Polemic and Prose)’ by Alan McDonald provides a diary of limericks covering a lot of the key events and talking points during a year like no other. The bounce in the limerick style and the overall brevity of each poem means each subject is handled in a way that’s quite light, you’ll find no in depth or balanced political arguments here. ‘Rhymes and Reason’ is a personal record that will serve as a reminder, for those that want it, of most of what transpired throughout 2020. There is humour and satire within the text and each poem is introduced with a brief sentence or paragraph about the events unfolding. I think that this is a creative way to document the year and found it to be a light-hearted reminder of just how much has happened in the last year. I found each limerick well written and each introduction sufficient to set the scene without detracting from the main feature of the diary. A unique diary that I’m sure will inspire those who pick it up to reflect and remember their own experiences.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
The book chronicles the unfolding of the pandemic for a year from the imposition of lockdown, month by month.It has comment and poems (mainly Limericks), which will make you remember, reflect, smile and laugh.
|Publication date:||8th July 2021|