Review Of Controversial And In Your Face Book: 'Politically Defectness' By New Author Nick Lee.
Front Cover Of 'Political Defectness'.
Nick Lee: Who Or What Inspires Him.
When looking on Amazon the other day I came across a book by a new author called Nick Lee which when I started exploring the book because I have to say I am interested in satirical poetry dealing with subjects some may think to hot to handle in this politically correct world of ours I thought I must have a look at this.
This book is composed of 48 pages telling the story of Nick Lee's life living in the north west of England and how he goes about his daily life and his thoughts put down in verse of his view on life today.
The Front of the book features David Cameron on the cover who appears to be the target of at least one of Mr Lee's poems. The content of the poem shall I say like a lot of Nick Lee's verse is not exactly endearing to the current Premier of the UK. The blurb on the back out lines what inspired Nick Lee to write this short book of verse and at the end Nick Lee declares that this little book is dedicated to all those who ever struggled against unfavourable situations in their lives.
This book does not spare any ones blushes it is a hard hitting book about political correctness and how in Mr Lee's view it may have started out as a good idea but now it stifles free speech on subjects from immigration to benefits and all things beyond. You will find that his book covers politics, celebs, nature, technology and yes the content of these poems gets straight to the point but there is a lot of irony and humour in there too.
One thing is apparent as you enter Nick Lee's world in this book how much he prizes time on his own and appreciates what many of us in this busy world today do not really notice because we have our head stuck in some gadget like geese flying in formation or the sun rising.
You feel for the author as you realize he suffers with anxiety and depression and feels the world around him doesn't always understand him or what motivates him and the benefit system is failing people like him. You get a feeling reading many of his works in this book that he feels like many people today that mental illness is still not that well understood and does not get the priority that is equal to physical illness despite this current UK government saying there is equality between the two.
This book does tackle subjects that some of the more timid among us would not dare at least to express in print but perhaps secretly many of us would do if we were brave enough to admit it but this author does. But you realize between the controversial verse there are also poems about ordinary every day things that anyone should be able to relate to like owning a dog or having a conversation with loved ones or worrying about the next phone bill.
In doing further research on the author it appears Mr Lee is also a freelance writer which he freely admits he has no formal training in but has learn't the ropes of writing for on line publications by trial and error and indeed having read one of his pieces they do seem well researched and professional.
Going back to the book I would certainly recommend that this book is well worth acquiring and reading.