Monday 25 August 2014

Prometheus Unplugged

Prometheus Unplugged by Alan Murphy (AvantCard Publications)
PB RRP (Euro11) approx. AUS $16.00 plus P&H
ISBN 9780956173423
Reviewed by Anastasia Gonis

Talented Irish poet Alan Murphy’s latest offering is as surprising and impressive as his last book, Psychosilly. Musical in theme, text, rhyme and rhythm, this collection will entertain teenagers and others that harbour an interest in eclectic lyrics that are as unique and individual as they are.

Subjects range from Ozzie Osborne, fleas at a rock concert, lullaby rap, rock lobsters, scarecrows and so much more. Greek flavour is added to Prometheus Unplugged with Orpheus and Sisyphus Rocks.

This set of 33 poems is filled with endless clever and original thought, imaginative word play, musical language and innuendo, and rock and roll references.

The artwork/illustrations are brilliant patchworks and carefully considered collages of musical appendages. The book is a creative assembly of ideas and words which fall into place perfectly due to the master strokes of this talented artist.

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