Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I by R.H. Sin

Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I

Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel is author R.H. Sin's first book of poetry.

Details Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I

TitleWhiskey, Words, and a Shovel I
Release DateDec 25th, 2015
PublisherUnderwater Mountains
GenrePoetry, Nonfiction

Reviews Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I

  • Leona
    Let me preface this by saying I am so done with trash male poets who write solely to police female body politics, sexuality, and emotions under the guise of "teaching" or "empowering" them because frankly, who the hell asked you.I won't invalidate the apparent therapeutic qualities of the book for others, because if it's accessible and helps you through a heartbreak, fine. If it speaks to you somehow and makes you feel wanted, cherished, understo...
  • sanny
    ThisIs notPoetry.And at $56, it's a ripoff.
  • Joseph
    Last month I reviewed R H Sin's Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel II. I was so impressed with the work that I ordered this collection. Sin sticks to what his does best -- hard-hitting, brutally honest, emotional, and pertinent poetry. There are no wasted words in his writing and no missed meanings. Just an outstanding work.
  • Alison Prevo
    cliche and terrible
  • Andrea
    I do like the style of what I call "blunt poetry" (not sure if that's already a thing or not), but I'm not sure I cared for the subject matter of Mr. Sin's collection, in fact I know I didn't care for it. It was basically one bad breakup song after another. Lets put it this way, an alternate title to this book could've been "An Emo's Guide to the Bad Breakup". The melodrama and imagery were way over the top and I know the world feels like it's go...
  • Hirdesh
    Review to come.Still feeling some great lines.
  • Katie
    I think this book of poetry can speak on some level to anyone who has been hurt by love. However, there is this overlying tone that the author fancies themselves some sort of lady whisperer that I found cringy and distracting. The poems try to speak to or of a certain kind of "broken" woman that the author seeks to understand, fix, and put on a pedestal. I did not enjoy the poems, but perhaps others will.
  • evelina
    disappointing read, was cringy and repetitive.
  • Jodell
    After reading these truthful words, I thought yes............whisky..........words......a shovel...........The whisky would helpThe words would ease the painThe shovel was the answerto bury the past...Only thing isI don't drinkI wallow in others painand I couldn't find a shovel............
  • Amber
    I...liked a couple of the poems?But mostly, I felt like I was having the experience of womanhood mansplained to me for over 250 pages. By a "nice guy" who bemoans the women who go for the bad boy when he's just there ~waiting~ to be such a great guy for them.Of particular amusement was the poem that was about how shitty technology is--ironic given that Sin rose to fame as a poet on Instagram.
  • Sara Bartel
    So disappointing. The way this author writes about women it's not at all surprising that they have had a turbulent love life. I'm really sad that so many people loved this book and didn't even seem to notice the creepy "nice guy" overtones.
  • Joseph
    Just over a year ago I wrote this short review:Last month I reviewed R H Sin's Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel II. I was so impressed with the work that I ordered this collection. Sin sticks to what his does best -- hard-hitting, brutally honest, emotional, and pertinent poetry. There are no wasted words in his writing and no missed meanings. Just an outstanding work.The new release will make many people happy. I have been asked more than once to se...
  • Paige
    wasn't worth it. I liked one poem and that's it. It didn't seem like poetry to me anyway.
  • Dannii Elle
    This collection is filled with an abundance of beautiful lines that I scribbled down to take away and ponder. However, a lot of the poetry was too repetitively stark and blunt for me to continue to differentiate between, as the anthology continued. I would have preferred a greater variation in style as few poems in this collection were above four lines in length.
  • Sonatajessica
    November does not shape up to be a good poetry month for me, two collections and two dislikes albeit for different reasons. The best thing and what made me pick it up was the title, I love the title and thought it would hold an interesting mix of poems on the inside. But what I found once opened were hardly poems, and I know that what people like in poems can differ a lot but these pieces are on the same level as cheesy little lines of wisdom you...
  • Jacob Betts
    This has got to be one of the most pretentious pieces of literature that I've ever come across. Want some poetry? Read some Robert Frost. Want to feel like you're reading the tumblr of a 14 year old emo? Read R.H. Sin.
  • Emerald
    “nothing is louder than overthinkingafter midnight”
  • Hessa
    Is this poetry ?
  • Laura
    This book has activated Raging Feminist Mode I'M SO MAD ABOUT IT. I will say that some of the poems are really nice, those being the very few that aren't about women. And there are VERY few that aren't. But for the vast majority of poems in this book that are about women, it's painfully obvious that this was written by a 21st century man. Men who claim to respect women, who say they are so in touch with their feminine side, who really understand ...
  • yt_rhi
    I deeply enjoy poetry and am quite new to reading poetry as well. I like the concept of writing all of your feelings on paper. Coping by turning an art out of words. This book graciously explains art in word form, and also is very touching. If you are going through tough times and want to cope by reading a book, I would recommend. to understand this book in a really connecting way I feel you have to have gone through some milestones in your life....
  • Rebekah
    "this is the part of the bookwhere shit gets a bit weird you're reading this to yourself without the realization that I am now talking to you directly, until now repeat after me and this morethan once if you need to I am grand I am powerful I am electric I am incredibleI will survive this I will be fine"I have never been a lover of poetry. Call it being scarred in high school from too many Robert Frost analysis essays or Emily Dickens memorizatio...
  • Sonder
    If I could give this less than a single star, I would. This is not poetry. The fact that this was published, and went on to be given rave reviews by readers near and far, is awful.The fact that this is a publishing success makes the publishing world so much more inaccessible for women and not straight people who actually write anything that means something. This is just a man spouting off ~~~~~deep~~~~~ phrases. But there's little to no structure...
  • Ana and The Books
    {3.75}✨I could relate to many of the poems since I've never even been in a relationship, therefore have never been truly heartbroken. However, there were some that just spoke so deeply to me💕
  • Elvina Zafril
    I felt the pain. Some of the poems are relatable to me. Thanks for this.
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  • Annelie
    Quick little poetry read, some of which I very much enjoyed, some of which were so-so.
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  • Haley Isabella BellaTheBibliophile
    Although many people dislike "tumblr quotes" I like them, I love finding random relatable quotes online so when I stumbled upon R.H Sin's Instagram I was happy to see he had published a few books. I gave this book 3 stars because although I liked it, a lot of things seemed repeated. I also only had a handful of poems that I really liked. I did like the book and I will be purchasing the second book but I feel like this book could have been longer ...
  • Alanoud (Anna)
    This took me almost an hour maybe a little over an hour and I have to admit it was the best hour I've spent in a while. It was a very fast enjoyable read. At first I would stop and snapchat or take a picture of the ones I liked but then realized I'm probably going to take a picture of 3/4 of the book. If you're looking for something simple, light yet beautiful; THEN PICK UP THIS BOOK! You're not going to be disappointed. I'll be sure to check out...
  • Maxine Taylor
    I was a fan of volume two but this unfortunately feels like a collection of sentences spaced to look like poetry. I'm really disappointed.