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Book Review: Cranium Retaliations by Isaak Sank

Cranium Retaliations by Isaak Sank is a deep yet different allegorical book, with a mixed collection of poems and prose. The book has been poignant in evoking the feelings of a suppressed heart of any artist. The author Isaak Sank is a young man from Italy and roams across the world, hence, much of the work involved in this book emanated from his cask of subconscious and memory lane. But one thing is sure that the way he penned down feelings and grievances in the book are those uncomfortable topics in the world that have been rankling the human existence for a long time.

One needs to read over and again to totally grasp the underlying meaning in all poems and prose and short write-ups. Transgressing all the laws of conventional poetic senses, Isaak has evolved with his own unique style. It’s to be noted that the author is least bothered about the semblance of the work; his work pierces the heart and make people scream with him. Such is the intensity. But sadly, the book is not for everyone. A few might find it mess. The writing has been explicitly done in an introvert mannerism to ease off the burden on nerves; he provided reference below each piece of writing so that readers could relate or do a possible search on the Internet to have it observed more closely.

Some of the soul-stirring highlights in the book are 40s Song – based on the brutality carried out by Nazi on innocent people, likewise Cold Jazz is a brilliant depiction of pain and tribulation during the era of cold war, then art and people suffered alike. A few prose dedicated to his sons are scratched on the stone for the sake of love for him.

The work is a mixture of various feelings and shades of life that seem out of reach of common folks. One needs to be a bit high to understand the voices that murmur like banter in the backdrop of the book. Not a very stylish, but before concluding the review, we could say that the attempt was good to lament the wrongdoings that disturb the soul of the world.


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