Book Review – Twisted Blend of Wild by Jon Perry

Twisted Blend of Wild by Jon Perry

I read this book in paperback. This is a unsolicited review.

My Thoughts:

Mr. Perry’s full length book of poetry is by far my favorite of all his books to date…. and I loved his others. He is imaginative, creative, and clearly a deep-thinking yet whimsical man.

While some of the work is contained within another of his books, this one has more content. He includes his own artwork which may be photography or digital artwork, even a few pen drawings. It all makes for an excellent collection. You never know what you’re going to get when you turn the page. Sometimes it’s sweet love poetry, sometimes it’s whimsy and fantastical poetry which tells a story, sometimes it’s a little sad or melancholic. All of it is good. From the downright silly (and sometimes strange) chapter of “Brain Drano”, which is just that… lots of little snippets and thoughts drained from a many-layered mind to my personal favorite chapter: “Letters” which contains nine letters written from the Poet to himself. Sometimes a bit harsh with himself and sometimes quite complimentary.

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection. Highly recommended to those who enjoy whimsical poetry and art which is layered with depth of emotions we all feel. Excellent work.

My Overall Score:

5 stars
Gains: excellent imagery, I loved the title, perfect length (for avid readers like myself), well put together and thought out

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~tara caribou

**If this review was helpful or you’ve read it and want to add to the discussion, please let me know in the comments!

I will also, as a side-note, say, it may seem that I am harsh on many writers for their editing, formatting, grammar, punctuation, etc. I do so unapologetically. One, because this is a review, not a popularity contest. Two, because honest criticism should help us grow as artists.

The fact of the matter is, these things MATTER. A mathematician must use his tools and use them correctly to be an effective mathematician. A surgeon cannot simply say, “I know I can’t sew the wound closed but at least I could remove the appendix or whatever it’s called.” Same with writers. We can’t claim to be writers but refuse to use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. We can’t claim to be a photographer just because we know how to push the button on the camera (or phone). There’s an art to it.

So while I may appreciate the artist as a person and their words, I believe that it does us all a disservice to say lower quality editing is okay. Believe in yourself! Believe in the power of your words! Put the effort into being the very best you can be. Ask for help. Grow and learn.

11 Comments on “Book Review – Twisted Blend of Wild by Jon Perry

  1. Pleased to see you’ve been enjoying your reading, Tara. For some reason try as I may, I can never find your latest blog post. Where do I go on your website? I like your site; it’s just the navigation. Have a good weekend.

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    • Oh!! I’ll look into that. It should be easily available but I went and made some changes, so it could be a little hidden. I’ll look into that today and get back to you.


    • Hi Guy, thanks for your feedback. I changed my home page so now you will see the latest posts just a couple elements down, depending on your device.


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