I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this via Netgalley to read and review. Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to get a review written before the release of [Dis]Connected vol. 2. This does not mean that I disliked it. In fact, I loved this so much that I had to order myself a physical copy of the book in order to do it justice. I would definitely recommend reading this book in a physical format. While you can certainly read this as an e-book, there are elements of it that work so much better in the physical paperback.
I have not read vol 1. but I love the concept of taking poetry and using it to inspire a short story. I anticipate that I will thoroughly enjoy this. At the very least I will enjoy the work that has gone into it.
This was in my top 10 of 2020, I re-read it this month for the third time.
“I have never been called a witch, but I’ve been called a number of other, far worse things. People do not like what they do not understand. They like far less when you do not even try to conform to their ideas of what you should be.”– pg. 10 Strangers Tomorrow, N. L. Shompole
This book is filled with beautiful and interesting poetry. Each poem is coupled with its own short story written by a different poet, that incorporates some essence of that poem.
“That’s the beautiful thing about time,
it helps us forget what we may have missed
and remember everything we never wanted to leave.”– pg. 37 the thing about time, Wilder
It’s lyrical and introspective and so wonderfully quotable. I love the idea of exploring what humans do to each other and how those actions have run-on effects on the lives of (sometimes) complete strangers.