A Beautiful Composition of Broken by R.H. Sin

A Beautiful Composition of Broken

r.h. Sin, bestselling author of the Whiskey, Words & a Shovel series, returns with a collection of poetry and prose meant to remind the wounded that they are, in fact, beautiful in a way society may never comprehend.A Beautiful Composition of Broken is inspired by some of the events expressed artistically by Samantha King in the bestseller Born to Love, Cursed to Feel. It serves as a poetic documentary of the lives of people who have been mi...

Details A Beautiful Composition of Broken

TitleA Beautiful Composition of Broken
Release DateJul 25th, 2017
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenrePoetry, Nonfiction

Reviews A Beautiful Composition of Broken

  • Joseph
    r.h. Sin is the bestselling author of the three-book collection Whiskey, Words & a Shovel. The first edition sold out quickly and a second and expanded printing of the first book has since been published making it accessible to most readers. Sin created a sensation in American poetry with the release of Whiskey, Words, & a Shovel. Although some may wonder if his work is poetry, in the strictest sense, it did make reading poetry a cool thing again...
  • Hirdesh
    Review to come.
  • Alyssa Marie
    I received this eARC from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.1.5 *ALRIGHTY THEN. So I went into this book hoping I would like it, maybe even love it. I had heard some not so great things about the author and how he might not be the greatest person. But separate the author from his work?? Yeah didn't happen. I basically hated this...a lot. Probably 90% of the time I was trying to keep myself from rolling my eyes, vomit, or laugh. This was ...
  • Christian
    While some of the poems in here were actually really beautiful, most of these 480 pages were just another variation of "You don't deserve the love I give you and I should give it to myself". It was fine at first, but in the end, this was just waaay too long. It could have easily been cut in half, in my opinion. Plus the glorification of mental illness struck a wrong chord with me as well. I'll try a different author when I feel like poetry again,...
  • Diana Iozzia
    “A Beautiful Composition of Broken”Written by R.H. SinReview written by Diana Iozzia “A Beautiful Composition of Broken” was the first book I had decided to read by R.H. Sin. After receiving a set of three from the publisher for reviewing purposes, I began the book and did not want to stop reading. I didn’t. I read the entire book in one night. An hour in the afternoon and then two hours at night. I have not read much of modern poetry, ...
  • Glitterbomb
    I'm not sure how I feel about this one. There were some beautiful poems and sentiments in here, and many resonated with me; loving yourselfwill save your soul and;she sat in the cornerwith her face in a bookhiding from anxietytrying not to panicWhich is pretty much me in a nutshell.Then;There were the self indulgent rants about how readers and critics don't understand how wonderful/ talented/ genius he is. It was really off-putting and ruined the...
  • Chanel
    I received an ARC of this book on NetGalley. Earlier this year I bought Whiskey, Words, & a Shovel II and was thoroughly disappointed in it. I was hoping this new title would bring redemption for me, but I was mistaken. As with the previous title, the pieces in this work didn't feel like solid, polished, final-draft works. It felt much more like the beginning ideas that I writer might jot down quickly in a notebook by the bedside at midnight to c...
  • Julia
    you've been hurtyou've made your mistakesyou've been called out of your nameyou've felt brokenyou've fallen downyou've had to pick up the piecesof your heart and start overyou've been mishandled, neglecteddisrespects and you've felt unprotected all of which has caused you to guard your heartbut you're strongerlook at what you've been throughyou're a queen who always gets throughyou're a woman who continues to survive I was so looking forward to ...
  • Kate ♡
    Actual Rating: 4.5/5
  • Polo Lonergan
    I was predisposed to like this, because I like short sharp contemporary poetry. HOWEVER. Three reasons I could not enjoy this book:1. He unironically refers to a vulva as a 'flower'.2. He writes multiple angry poems about how people DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS GENIUS! GASP!3. OCD is a curse, not a personality quirk that makes you more organised.I hate-read the last quarter of this book. There was some good content, some poems that were alright, but this...
  • Theresa
    I would like to start off this review by saying that I am not a picky reader. I'd consider myself very easy to please, especially when it comes to poetry (my profile currently states that I give an average rating of 4.27 stars out of 5, if that tells you anything).So. Here we go.This, at first, will sound harsh (bear with me), but these poems reminded me of the poetry that I filled notebooks with back in high school. Do not misunderstand- my poet...
  • Courtney
    This book is the Taylor Swift of poetry. And that is not a compliment.Repetitive. Call out prose on the ~haterz~. Nothing revolutionary. No growth displayed. Feminist Lite philosophy with at the same time buying into outdated social ideals. Bleh.The first half was sort of okay but the second half was just a rehash and honestly. Boring. Maybe if it was written by a female author instead of a male it might have been somewhat interesting but all I c...
  • Megan Gloeckler
    Such beautifully written poem for anyone who have experienced any type of affection or love can really get into their bag.
  • Cassandra Doudoumis
    I wish I could get every word of his tattooed onto my body. Somehow I've related to just about 97% of what R.H Sin has written in each of his books and I have never felt that way before. I though Milk and Honey got to me on a level that I didn't think possible, but without a doubt R.H Sin takes Rupi Kaur's place as of now. I loved this. I wanted to let this run for a while and not read it all in one go because I always find myself missing out on ...
  • Sophie
    I really do appreciate what Andrews McMeel does for young, fresh poets like this--I gave Rupi Kaur's "Milk and Honey" 5 stars without even really considering it a great work of poetry. What it does for teenage girls is invaluable, it feels so universal, and the fact that the bookstore where I work has sold so many copies to young women makes me hopeful for this movement of self-love. This book, however, is a bland imitation of that, and I can't f...
  • Angie
    I've loved Sin's past work and really enjoyed the Whiskey, Words and a Shovel series. This one was...not that. It's an odd combination of life advice, self-help and complaints about heartbreak poorly disguised as poetry. This just didn't work for me. There are several mentions of people that the author feels are simply jealous of his success. Bringing that up once is a turn off, bringing it up several times just seems petty and immature. The litt...
  • Ally
    r.h. Sin's A BEAUTIFUL COMPOSITION OF BROKEN explores the beauty that resides in brokenness. There are broken people, broken relationships, broken societal expectations, broken love. In fact, a good portion of the poems in this collection reside in the metaphysical space of desiring a fulfilling experience of love, or loving someone who doesn't love you back. For example, in the poem "in gardens we wait" he writes "each of us, roses/waiting to be...
  • Coral Rose
    I waffled a lot on this one, between 3 and 2. TL;DR - strongest when speaking from his own pain rather than for another gender. Some really poignant and pointed poems, short and sweet. As in:potion.she refused to be anyone's cup of teashe was more so the finest glasses of whiskeyHe writes spot on of pain and broken relationships. Weaknesses:Needed stronger editing. A couple times a poem was just a couple lines off of an earlier poem, would have b...
  • yt_rhi
    Best poetry book ever. ever. I can't write about this in like, review form. these poems reminded me so much of my own problems, memories, everything. I can't relate, but I can say that some of these poems really got me thinking onto my own past. I wish so badly I can say 'relate' though, I feel like I do! Some of these poems just get me, but I don't feel exactly how the author feels. I feel my own way, and this book is so powerful. so powerful. I...
  • Kelly K
    I found this a great struggle to finish reading it straight through. It was 400 some poems that sounded like the exact same thing. While I can see this being uplifting for others, it didn't do anything for me.
  • Ali Adenwala
    This was embarrassingly, unbearably bad. I can't believe this was published, let alone popular.
  • Sarah
    It isn’t often that a poetry book is written to empower women, to encourage the broken-hearted and to challenge its readers to love themselves more. This is, however, one such book. It urges people to be strong and to not settle for less than they deserve in either a partner or in life. This book highlights the importance of loving yourself and is a positive force in the battle for equality. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.4/...
  • Barbieeee♥
    "understand that a woman’s loveis something that runs deepif you’re not ready and willingto reach her depthsdon’t attempt the divedon’t waste her time"
  • Birsilah Bakar
    *sigh* His poems featured in Insta are a little better but not enough.
  • Madame McBride
    Before reviewing this, I went to find out what this modern-poetry guy was all about, since I knew nothing about him. It turns out, these poems are a social media phenomenon. And then it all made sense. I learned two other things about Sin in the New Yorker article: he's 27, and he is as pretentious as his poetry indicates he would be.Sin's success isn't so much about the poetry, but more his mastery of social media. As such, in terms of the use o...
  • Katie S
    I decided to read "A Beautiful Composition of Broken" this month because it had been sitting on my shelf for a while. I have always enjoyed poetry books and have wanted to get into a new one. After reading "Milk and Honey" I was inspired to pick up another poetry book. I also wanted a light read because the other book I read in December was long and hard to get through, so this was a nice change. Since it is hard to write a summary for a poetry b...
  • Corey
    It may be that I'm of poor taste, but this poetry felt a bit half-baked and immature for me. It seemed to be about 80% buzz words and phrases (tally the number of times you come across the word "deserve" or its derivations while you read), and see itself as a sort of feminist fortune cookie.Almost none of the language was concrete or grounded, which made the abstractions of "pain" and "worth" and "love" all sound trite - like someone that despera...
  • Abby Baker
    I gave this book a try after having read Whiskey Words & a Shovel and being rather disappointed. I hoped I would find something different here but didn't. I imagine that the poetry was probably beneficial for the author to write in their time of sorrow and emotion to heal. However, as a book, it was nothing exceptional and reads very lazy and very basic. The entire book is very repetitive; it's the same ideas (mainly heartbreak) with different wo...