Friday, January 13, 2012

Be Sure Your Sins

suggests this book-jacket.

Would this blurb encourage you to read the book?

Imogen Caerphilly
It had all happened so long ago!
How could it come back to haunt her now?
When they were all so happy?
Twenty years ago Nerida
Had been unfaithful to Joel.
She had almost forgotten about it.
Ten years had passed.
One day
She is in the park
With young Brett and Evadne,
Joel's children.
They see 'something'
In the canal.
A strange boy
Runs over and joins them in their investigation.
'Hi! I'm Timbo'
He says.
As soon as Nerida looks at him she 'knows'!
Evadne and Timbo
Share a Father.
And the Father is
Her old lover,
The likeness is spell-binding.
Brett is the odd one out.
So what will Nerida do
When, years later,
Evadne says
'I've met the most gorgeous boy!
His name's Timbo!
I really think he's the one!' ?
Nerida chooses
A course of action that is unusual,
To say the least!
How will she prevent
Broken hearts?
Joel's most of all!
The author weaves a tale 
Of heart-ache and ingenuity.
'The Lovers' Handbook' : This novel delves into a problem that is becoming more and more common in these modern times. While we do not condone Nerida's behaviour, the psychology of this  story is faultless. Read it if you are in the same situation. (The Editor.)
                Hieronymus Bosch


Poor old Hieronymus needed to see a shrink
To analyse the curious thoughts it seemed he used to think!
Hell was constantly on his mind! He dreamed of gore and pain,
Painting people in agony again and again and again!
They'd always made the descent to Hell and were paying the dreadful price
Of leading a life of perfidy and every sin and vice.
Once there they thought of ghastly ways to kill the other sinners,
Eating others' body parts for very gruesome dinners!
His worlds were totally surreal and horrible beside!
Nakedness was paramount and quite undignified!
Buttocks featured frequently and gaping mouths dripped blood,
As awful creatures writhed about in slithery slime and mud!
His was a world of nightmares in which many men believed.
(When the Church deleted Hell I was much relieved!)


Kat said...

I once read a book Anna Karenina..... by Leo Tolstoy... and it was equally gripping..!!!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Haha...the author's name is priceless. And Nerida's got a real dilemma to work out. Lucky you that this is just a blurb and you don't have to share what her ingenious solution is. (That's one of the best things about these blurbs, isn't it? We're like little kids ringing a doorbell and then running away. LOL)

Your poem is terrific. I really enjoyed it, particularly the last line. :)

Sandra Davies said...

A perennial problem in a novel - and I'd have to read this to see how you solved it ...

Grandma's Goulash said...

I'd love to read how this one works out. Better start writing. I'm ready to place a pre-order.