Book Review

Book Review: Ivory Gleam by Priya Dolma Tamang


A deluge of poetry and prose, ambiguously honouring
the essence of existence from birth onto death, life and
loss, self and society, romantic love and pensive longing,
melancholy of regret to gratitude in healing, and the
struggles of and strength in femininity. A potpourri of
musings assembled with a hint of practical spirituality,
to be savoured passably as an oracle of hearts to the many
answers, whose questions our minds are yet to comprehend.

Ivory Gleam is split into three chapters of learning, longing
and loving. Each chapter is a journey traversing a different
road to the ultimate destination of self-reflection.


Cover: 4/5
Title: 4/5
Blurb: 3/5
Presentation: 4.5/5
Poems: 4.5/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The cover is too simple and beautiful with a light pink shade and some leaves on the Top half of the cover.

It’s quite an unique title, and somewhere appropriate for the poems as most of the poems gleam like an ivory.

The blurb of the book fails to describe the beauty of the poems and the background/ context they are written. I also felt that the poems could have been divided into more sections.

The poems are quite simple and written very well by the author. These poems are written in a simple form to convey the thoughts of the poetess to the readers.

I was emotionally touched by such work of craft. All I can say is that you will be filled with different kinds of emotions about when you will read the poems.

I recommend this book to all the people who like to read poems.

I look forward to read more from the Authoress in future.

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