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So beautiful and flavorful and just deliciously synesthetic. 3.5This is one book where I think it helps to have read the blurb before reading I didn t, and found myself quite lost for some time It turns out that the book was inspired by a gift of honey samples each section is a riff on a different flavour, and I think it really does help to know that at the beginning, because the book consists of lyrical, sensuous writing with little or no narrative,like a collection of poems with a related theme than anything else I love gorgeous writing I of 3.5This is one book where I think it helps to have read the blurb before reading I didn t, and found myself quite lost for some time It turns out that the book was inspired by a gift of honey samples each section is a riff on a different flavour, and I think it really does help to know that at the beginning, because the book consists of lyrical, sensuous writing with little or no narrative,like a collection of poems with a related theme than anything else I love gorgeous writing I often find evocative imagerybeguiling than a plot structured with a protagonist and antagonist and events leading from A to B But even in poetry, where imagery is the language rather than narrative, I find I crave a thread of meaning, a layering of imagery that leads to some unifying feeling or understanding What I experienced here was like an amazing meal with delicious tastes, but I had no idea what I was eating It was like rich food that leaves you hungry I was listening to gorgeous music where the sounds were everything and I was left longing for a thread of melody to layer and unify the whole To use the book s imagery, I could say that a whole meal of rich and subtle honeys left me unsatisfied and craving something substantial.There certainly were repeating, layered images in this work, images relating not only to taste but to love and loss threads of melody but for me they ultimately didn t yield enough depth Where the imagery was emotional it felt somehow disconnected and unreal If the book was designed to be a set of beguiling, sensuous variations on a theme, it hardly seems fair to expect something different But for me the point of layered imagery is that the work ends up touching you There were one or two sections towards the end in particular where I began to feel something, but on the whole, the book remained a collection of intriguing images that teased but barely moved me This could have just been me, of course perhaps I just didn t get it, or I read it at the wrong time Perhaps the book was designed to beplayful than anything else and I m looking for depth that was never intended to be there Perhaps it s best read slowly and over time rather than in one go.I sometimes get tired of the usual way genre fiction is written, and this work is refreshingly different I enjoyed and appreciated it, but then it was gone and nothing was left On the one hand, I appreciate its courage and originality on the other, it left me unsatisfied But I ll certainly be watching out forof this author s work A lovely collection of poetry, prose poetry and microfiction, all inspired by different types of honey I could practically taste each honey as it was described experience it as the stories and poems and scraps of myth unfolded It s a very sensuous and beautiful collection, and for all that it s so slight, it s very worth reading. Such an unusual book I know I ve never read anything like it and maybe never will again Very sensuous in the telling and describing of the honey, using poetry, stories, self made myths It makes this reader want to taste them all, all 28 days of honey, though some definitely enticethan others. I first became aware of this collection when a version of Cranberry Honey appeared during the Podcastle Flash Fiction contest last year The writing blew me away, so when I saw Amal at Wiscon35, I got it story poem is based on a jar of honey Amal received as a gift sampler Such a beautiful collection The poems and stories in this need to be read slowly, aloud but just under your breath and preferably barefoot. I might be a part time vegan, but I need some of this honey Particularly the peach honey The stories and poems in this collection are short, creative, and lovely I hope to readby El Mohtar. This is a book worthy of worship, and I encourage you to enjoy its succour in small doses of devotion, one honey at a time My full review is over at This is a book worthy of worship, and I encourage you to enjoy its succour in small doses of devotion, one honey at a time My full review is over at This is the most beautiful work of fiction I have read since I had the privilege to read Lisa L Hannett this year and I think this tiny book will stay with me for a long time The Honey Month is inspired and inspiring The writing is ethereal and sweet like a flake of a sugar crystal The book is what art would translate to words and the short stories and poems in here will reform your soul. Outstanding Beautiful, quiet and thoughtful. `Free Ebook ⇵ The Honey Month ⇔ Amal El Mohtar s The Honey Month, with an introduction by Danielle Sucher, ranks among the year s most exquisite treasures This beautiful volume of short fictions and poems takes as its inspiration the author s tasting ofdifferent kinds of honey, one per day Each tasting leads to a different literary creation, each entry beginning with a description of the honey in terms that will be familiar to wine connoisseurs DaySag Harbor, NY, Early Spring Honey, which has a color pale and clear as snowmelt and the smell cool sugar crystals, but also brings to mind a stingless jellyfish I once held in my hand in Oman The taste like the end of winter when you can still see clumps of snow on the ground and the air is heavy with damp The differences between the types of honey allow El Mohtar to move back and forth between the poetic and the casually contemporary, with the experiment of the tasting as the unifying structure A perfect gift, a hidden treasure, a delight for the senses