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Book description: The Devil Gets Lonely Too is the debut collection of poetry by Thomas R. Langton. Containing a wide range of themes, the book offers everything from hope to despair in an exploration of the darker side of life. Using a colloquial style, Thomas writes a succinct collection with poems about happiness, depression and the monotony of everyday life. This work explores more serious subject matter, including bringing light to deeper issues such as anxiety and suicide. Themes range from love and lust to happiness, heartache and depression. Thomas punctuates his poetry with references to biblical and historical figures to help illustrate his writing. A dark, twisted and at times sobering read, The Devil Gets Lonely Too takes inspiration from the work of Charles Bukowski and George Orwell, and from the music of Patti Smith. Thomas book stems from a lifelong passion for writing and a love of gritty literature. The book will appeal to fans of poetry, especially those that enjoy mature and honest literature.
Original and wholly absorbing, The Devil Gets Lonely Too proves nothing short of exceptional as Langton introduces us to his particular brand of eclectic prose. Strongly narrative in composition and powerfully drawing on the vastness of social commentary he perfectly frames thought-provoking anecdotes in declarative stanzas that swing between the terse and sentimental whilst notably avoiding any hint of cliché. Taking his readers on a lyrical rollercoaster of discovery against the backdrop of urbanism, relationships and the shadowy underbelly of society Langton has an unnerving gift for touching the hearts and minds of his readers by capturing and conveying the most complex of emotions with astonishing simplicity. With powerful pieces such as The Suicide Drifter, These City Streets and Wrap Me In Darkness, Langton’s prose undeniably lean towards the melancholy at times whilst embracing a sense of pessimism that encourages readers to explore their inner selves and more importantly their place in the world about them.
A genuinely remarkable collection of poetry from a truly eclectic mind, The Devil Gets Lonely Too proves a must read for lovers of original poetry and is highly recommended.
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Thomas R. Langton is 28 years old, and hails from Liverpool. He's been writing on & off as a hobby for over the past ten years in various genres including; fantasy, horror, science-fiction, and most recently poetry.
When not writing he partakes in photography, travelling, and collecting gothic-horror classics, among other books - sometimes he even reads them. The Devil Gets Lonely Too takes inspiration from the work of Charles Bukowski and George Orwell, and from the music of Patti Smith. Thomas book stems from a lifelong passion for writing and a love of gritty literature. The book will appeal to fans of poetry, especially those that enjoy mature and honest literature.