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Bestselling poet r.h. Sin completes the trilogy withWhiskey Words & a Shovel III!His raw voice delivers gritty, impassioned truths on matters of loving, living, and leaving in this final book in the series. r.h. Sin s final volume in the Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel series expands on the passion and vigor of his first two installments. His stanzas inspire strength through Bestselling poet r.h. Sin completes the trilogy withWhiskey Words & a Shovel III!His raw voice delivers gritty, impassioned truths on matters of loving, living, and leaving in this final book in the series. r.h. Sin s final volume in the Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel series expands on the passion and vigor of his first two installments. His stanzas inspire strength through the raw, emotional energy and the vulnerability of his poems. Relationships, love, pain, and fortitude are powerfully rendered in his poetry, and his message of perseverance in the face of emotional turmoil cuts to the heart of modern-day life. At roughly 300 pages, this culminating volume will be his lengthiest yet. "


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Bestselling poet r.h. Sin completes the trilogy withWhiskey Words & a Shovel III!His raw voice delivers gritty, impassioned truths on matters of loving, living, and leaving in this final book in the series. r.h. Sin s final volume in the Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel series expands on the passion and vigor of his first two installments. His stanzas inspire strength through Bestselling poet r.h. Sin completes the trilogy withWhiskey Words & a Shovel III!His raw voice delivers gritty, impassioned truths on matters of loving, living, and leaving in this final book in the series. r.h. Sin s final volume in the Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel series expands on the passion and vigor of his first two installments. His stanzas inspire strength through the raw, emotional energy and the vulnerability of his poems. Relationships, love, pain, and fortitude are powerfully rendered in his poetry, and his message of perseverance in the face of emotional turmoil cuts to the heart of modern-day life. At roughly 300 pages, this culminating volume will be his lengthiest yet. "

30 review for Whiskey Words & a Shovel III

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Lyons

    I would rather go to any number of "Instagram Poets" profiles and find their undiluted words in all of their glorious entirety rather than spend any more money on RH Sin's unoriginal thoughts. "Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go." - Nikita Gill "Let it hurt then let it go." -RH Sin "The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you." - Pavana "There is growth in pain you just have to find the lesson and learn it." - RH Sin "I went to war for what we had; you never even laced your I would rather go to any number of "Instagram Poets" profiles and find their undiluted words in all of their glorious entirety rather than spend any more money on RH Sin's unoriginal thoughts. "Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go." - Nikita Gill "Let it hurt then let it go." -RH Sin "The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you." - Pavana "There is growth in pain you just have to find the lesson and learn it." - RH Sin "I went to war for what we had; you never even laced your boots." - NR Shepherd "She went through a snowstorm just to walk through his side. He wouldn't even walk through the rain." - RH Sin The man just doesn't even have an original thought of his own, he regurgitates everything he reads from truly talented poets, and spins it with less than mediocre results.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emerald Sue

    “be good to yourself you're the only you you'll ever get” “be good to yourself you're the only you you'll ever get”

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jelena Milenković

    After finishing all three books I may say, with a clear conscience, that this is soooo repetitive and cliche and that I don’t understand why is this even called bestseller. And the writer himself often insists on that which is...so arrogant and self centered and I dunno what even. If I was less stubborn I would’ve give up on reading those after the first 30pgs of book one... But I managed, somehow. Wish that I didn’t. What a waste of my time.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Elisa The-Bookie-Monster

    I adore this book so much. It was probably one of the most relatable things I've ever read, every poem just felt so real to me. I adore this book so much. It was probably one of the most relatable things I've ever read, every poem just felt so real to me.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I think this is my favourite R.H. Sin book to date. Very close to ‘a beautiful composition of broken’

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    I honestly expected a bit more. There were some poems I really liked and resonated with my soul but my overall opinion is that I am not really impressed. It felt kind of repetitive most of the time as well.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lillia (pages-and-petals)

    Before I get into the meat of this book, can I just say how awesome this cover is? If I were wandering through a bookstore on a "judging a book by its cover" binge, this would be the first book I would grab. Moving on, if you know me or follow any of my book blogging habits, you know that I'm a big fan of anything written in verse. Of course, I'm a fan of any kind of general reading material, but there's something about verse writing that hits my emotions harder. I had the pleasure of stumbling a Before I get into the meat of this book, can I just say how awesome this cover is? If I were wandering through a bookstore on a "judging a book by its cover" binge, this would be the first book I would grab. Moving on, if you know me or follow any of my book blogging habits, you know that I'm a big fan of anything written in verse. Of course, I'm a fan of any kind of general reading material, but there's something about verse writing that hits my emotions harder. I had the pleasure of stumbling across one of R.H. Sin's books at my library, and gobbled it up in one sitting. Whiskey Words and a Shovel III carries the same raw emotion as the previous installment, and is just as easy to binge read as the first. I was also eager to find that this book was a hefty 336 pages long, almost twice as long as the last book! Woohoo! The feelings I have for the verse are hard to put into words, really. It's very raw and real and personal, and it almost reminds me of talking to an old friend about life and love and everything that goes with it. This kind of self-empowering yet kinda sad poetry just resonates with me. This is one of those books that has the ability to transport you with a poem, whether that's a good or a bad thing is hard to say. It can be read as a standalone, and the verse is stunning enough to stick with you (Seriously, I'm thinking about framing "therapy by the books"). Definitely give this book a shot if you're looking for a new poetry read. NOTE: I received this copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Holly Galligher

    I really enjoyed this book. I felt like I could relate to it. It was really touching. I really liked how the author wrote as if he was talking to you, and he also wrote his own thoughts about a girl he was in love with, his wife, and how she has been hurt before but he was there for her to make her forget the hurting by actually loving her. He understands women emotions. He also tells you what you need to hear. I think girls that need a boost in self esteem should read this book. Once you pick t I really enjoyed this book. I felt like I could relate to it. It was really touching. I really liked how the author wrote as if he was talking to you, and he also wrote his own thoughts about a girl he was in love with, his wife, and how she has been hurt before but he was there for her to make her forget the hurting by actually loving her. He understands women emotions. He also tells you what you need to hear. I think girls that need a boost in self esteem should read this book. Once you pick this book up you will not be able to put it down. It just speaks to you and anyone can really relate. The author just has an amazing way with words and an extraordinary way of thinking. I love it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Glitterbomb

    Nope. I feel like this guy hasn't got an original bone in his body. Its like he's found this niche market and is now flogging it for all its worth. Its 300+ pages of the same thing. The guy's a broken record. It comes across as incredibly lazy, self indulgent, and marginally creepy drivel. My skin was actually crawling quite a few times. Nope. I feel like this guy hasn't got an original bone in his body. Its like he's found this niche market and is now flogging it for all its worth. Its 300+ pages of the same thing. The guy's a broken record. It comes across as incredibly lazy, self indulgent, and marginally creepy drivel. My skin was actually crawling quite a few times.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    I know that being a poet in the modern world is never easy. Everyone judges you. Your husband, your wife, your lover, your friends, your neighbours. It’s not easy to pour your heart out on paper, on the internet or in a book. Poetry books are sacred to me, I get to carry them around, fold their pages and read them over and over again. r.h Sin is a modern pop poet. He is making poetry popular again, with his Instagram account and his simple, brilliant way of writing from his heart and sleeve. The I know that being a poet in the modern world is never easy. Everyone judges you. Your husband, your wife, your lover, your friends, your neighbours. It’s not easy to pour your heart out on paper, on the internet or in a book. Poetry books are sacred to me, I get to carry them around, fold their pages and read them over and over again. r.h Sin is a modern pop poet. He is making poetry popular again, with his Instagram account and his simple, brilliant way of writing from his heart and sleeve. There is nothing wrong with that. Most may criticize this, but I can easily read Dorothea Lasky in one sitting and r.h. Sin. Poetry in another and enjoy both books for different reasons. Reading great poetry is an experience, an individual experience that varies from person to person according to their own life and knowledge. I can connect to poetry and its various forms and techniques. His gift and brilliance lies in his simple expressive way of telling us a story from his own personal experience.If you are a woman, who has been taken advantage of, ignored, rejected, abused, not loved the way you deserve… it is easy to see yourself on these pages. Most women have fallen prey to men that can’t love them back and vice versa. Sin sees the strength in women and expresses it with beauty. The fact that the poet is a male, makes the words he writes about women even more poignant. His point of view gives us another perception as well, of a man, who wasn’t loved the way he deserved; how women too, can take advantage of love and not give back any intimacy or love in return. That is what I adore about this book…the fact that we get both perspectives of not receiving the love we need. I also adore the size of this book, and its compact nature. The paper feels almost like newsprint and the typeface is typewriter font, giving you the feel that it is typed. It has an old feel to it in a modern way. In the poem, “strange love” Sin writes, “ I hope you find someone who falls in love with the strange that lives within you.” I read this many times, grasping that we are all in some way strange and we all hope to meet a person that can love that part of us. In essence, this is a fear for most people and we try to hide the weirdness in us, up until we can’t anymore. In that simple phrase, so many emotions run through your mind of being accepted for who you are and realizingthat most people just didn’t accept that part of you that you so desperately want them to. I have read this book twice so far and I know for a fact that I will read it again. This is what a great poetry book should do, make you want to go back for more. I suppose it could be during this particular time in my life, I am feeling more vulnerable and this perhaps made me connect to the words and emotions in this book; however, I felt as awoman, he hit the nail on the head with the misunderstanding of love and lust. I think that the way he writes is pure and from the heart, and even if you have heard some of these quotes or expressions before, reading them again only hammers home the fact that life is short and don’t stay in a relationship that harms you, but try to move on, no matter how hard, and find a true love. It may be a bit idealistic, but that is what poets do. my full review www.christinastrigas.com

  11. 4 out of 5

    dystopian fairytales

    I've been a huge fan of R.H. Sin's work ever since I read Whiskey Words and a Shovel. Sin's poetry is very relatable in terms of relationships and pain. I also respect the fact that he shines a light on strong women, and the depth of admiration he has for his female partners. It's very rewarding to read about these women who are celebrated, women who have strong spines, thick skin and the gentlest of hearts amidst everything that tears them down. Sin's writing is quite simple which makes it easy I've been a huge fan of R.H. Sin's work ever since I read Whiskey Words and a Shovel. Sin's poetry is very relatable in terms of relationships and pain. I also respect the fact that he shines a light on strong women, and the depth of admiration he has for his female partners. It's very rewarding to read about these women who are celebrated, women who have strong spines, thick skin and the gentlest of hearts amidst everything that tears them down. Sin's writing is quite simple which makes it easy to read his poems and understand them. This gives a very aesthetic feel to each of his pieces. Whiskey Words & a Shovel III centers around a lot of hurt, believing in lies, loving the wrong people, being treated badly, making it from one day to the next. He describes the scars of old love and the ache we develop for the people who don't care for us. He talks about finding the strength to pick up our shattered hearts and learning to be our own person. These poems have such a raw intensity that strikes a familiar chord within readers. It is heartbreaking and honest and so so truthful. His poems have made me stop and think and feel deeply. In addition I find the cover of this book absolutely appealing. I feel like it represents every burden this book carries. I look forward to his next work and if anyone's contemplating giving this a read, I definitely recommend you to. I received a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    'she has passion a reckless devotion a loyalty that’s unbreakable and a truth that’s unapologetic she is love in the deepest form so beautiful, extremely rare she is everything she needs to be in search of all that she deserves she is you' Reuben Holmes. You are my Beyoncé! You are the definition of perfect compilation of hard hitting poetry! How do I even describe this collection? I am speechless...as always whenever I read one of his collections. Feeling proud to be a woman. Feeling happy to be okay now eve 'she has passion a reckless devotion a loyalty that’s unbreakable and a truth that’s unapologetic she is love in the deepest form so beautiful, extremely rare she is everything she needs to be in search of all that she deserves she is you' Reuben Holmes. You are my Beyoncé! You are the definition of perfect compilation of hard hitting poetry! How do I even describe this collection? I am speechless...as always whenever I read one of his collections. Feeling proud to be a woman. Feeling happy to be okay now even after facing all the heartbreak and failures. Feeling great to know how I see myself now. His work make me feel lots of things which I take for granted. And ....he makes me dream and stay stronger than yesterday. Yup. You are my B. This one is my favourite of all his collections.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jon Nakapalau

    Raw yet hopeful - like talking to a close friend at two in the morning after a tragic event - knowing that they can relate and will try to help.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lör K.

    Free copy provided from Netgalley in return for an honest review Publication date: 4th April 2017 Review date: 27th March 2017 I decided to pick up Whiskey Words & a Shovel III from Netgalley because I found it in the poetry section under “Read Now”. I love poetry with a passion and really wanted to have a look through the words on the page. The cover drew me in even more; it’s simplistic, aesthetic and doesn’t bother with anything fancy to try and get you to read it. After I began reading this, I Free copy provided from Netgalley in return for an honest review Publication date: 4th April 2017 Review date: 27th March 2017 I decided to pick up Whiskey Words & a Shovel III from Netgalley because I found it in the poetry section under “Read Now”. I love poetry with a passion and really wanted to have a look through the words on the page. The cover drew me in even more; it’s simplistic, aesthetic and doesn’t bother with anything fancy to try and get you to read it. After I began reading this, I realised that R.H. Sin was a rather renowned poet, and I was excited to read this book and see why he was so popular. I was definitely not let down by this. Sin has created a mass of poems that are nothing less than relatable. The feeling of being alone when surrounded by people, accepting the love we think we deserve, believing lies because they’re more believable than the truth. The way people treat us leaves marks and they leave scars, and we are left with trying to build ourselves back up. Everyone can relate to at least one poem in this. I’ve even found poems that describe my relationship with my partner, and that is hard to do. We have such a strong and special connection, finding it written down in a poem like this absolutely startled me and made me feel alive. The pain in most of these poems is heartbreaking. As I read through this collection, my heart broke and broke, and I found it harder to keep the tears lodged in my throat. This collection has brought me to tears so often, I cannot believe it. I wasn’t expecting such pain from this collection, and on that hand, I wasn’t expecting such strong words to bring me up from it either. Sin has created a world based on the real world, in just three hundred and thirty eight pages. This poetry collection also has another major theme: Strong Women. I love this so much. Reading through some of these, I’ve had to stop and read some out to my mother to remind her how strong a woman she is – I’m definitely buying a copy for her when this comes out. It’s beautiful to see the celebration of women, even if they aren’t strong, in this collection. It’s been too long since I read a poetry collection that just celebrates women, reminds them that they’re better than that jackass that cheated on them half a dozen times, that they are worth the universe. Sin also slanders the men that hurt these women. That lie and cheat to get into a woman’s heart without having the care for them past a simple fuck. That never wanted the woman or her heart, just her body. It’s glorious to see such emotion towards these men, the men that deserve none of the amazing, pure women in this world. I’ve managed to find myself and my heart through reading these poems. I have found a strong part of myself I never knew existed. I’m going through tough times, but this has reminded me that, they pass, just like two other poetry books I’ve read from Netgalley. There’s something strangely healing about poetry, and Sin has gotten this down to an absolute tee. Throughout reading this entire book, I never wanted this to end. I pushed reading this off further and further because I just didn’t want to finish reading it after I started. Eventually I sat down and read it page by page in one day and my breath was totally taken away from me. Sin has created a massive, wonderful poetry collection here, and I have utterly fallen in love with their writing. I am definitely going to be reading the rest of their collections if I can find them in my local library. R.H. Sin should definitely be a celebrated poet and is a future classic in this world. I will definitely be rereading this and buying a copy of this, along with a copy of Sin’s other works. I’m totally entranced. I need more by this author immediately.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Diana Iozzia

    “Whiskey Words & A Shovel III” Written by R.H. Sin Review written by Diana Iozzia “whiskey words & a shovel III” is a collection of poetry, written by my newest favorite modern poet. r.h. Sin is an unorthodox poet with his lack of punctuation, capitalization, and the occasional intentional sentence fragment. I enjoy Mr. Sin’s poetry, but only a certain percentage of each book. I noticed that in the first book I had read by him, “a beautiful composition of broken” that his poetry in that book was v “Whiskey Words & A Shovel III” Written by R.H. Sin Review written by Diana Iozzia “whiskey words & a shovel III” is a collection of poetry, written by my newest favorite modern poet. r.h. Sin is an unorthodox poet with his lack of punctuation, capitalization, and the occasional intentional sentence fragment. I enjoy Mr. Sin’s poetry, but only a certain percentage of each book. I noticed that in the first book I had read by him, “a beautiful composition of broken” that his poetry in that book was very sad and heartbroken. The first half of “whiskey words & a shovel III” is very angry, confused, and a little vulgar. The second half is more likeable to me. I’m a bit of a prude when it comes to literature, so vulgar language and descriptions of sexual encounters often make me feel uncomfortable. His poetry does make you feel angry, because he’s angry. I just don’t like seeing the F word every page I turn. However, this book had more poems in it that I enjoyed in comparison to “a beautiful composition of broken”. If you haven’t read my other review, I highly suggest it. Many aspects of his poetry ring true in this book as well. r.h. Sin uses many different metaphors, similes, and great personification. However, the poems that I didn’t like in this book, I reeeally didn’t like. There are so many poems on how strong women are, how you should look for relationships that make you whole, how crappy some women are, how crappy men are. Like I mentioned before, many of the poems in this book are angry and a little bitter. But I do understand that in the world today, there are concerns of feminism, sexism, racism, so I’m not surprised to read the themes in this book, even if it can be a little brash. Still, I think I really enjoyed this book, because of all of the poems I did indeed like. There are quite a few, but here are the ones I suggest and like. I have bookmarked them, so enjoy! “nightfall.” pg. 3 “she was and still is everything.” pg. 29 * “garden.” pg. 35 “midnight Colorado.” pg. 63 “the woman I love.” pg. 70 “April 18th.” pg. 91 “under the moon.” pg. 123 “she is you IV.” pg. 149 “she was grand.” pg. 156 * “a garden for Gods.” pg. 169 * flames in the distance.” pg. 208 * “mountain high.” pg. 216 * “journal entry.” pg. 231 – 233 “grave garden.” pg. 237 “brown liquor girl.” pg. 238 “roses in the summer.” pg. 239 * “as the sun rises.” pg. 257 * heightened flames.” pg. 271 I received this poetry collection as a complimentary copy for reviewing purposes through the publisher. * favorite poems in collection

  16. 5 out of 5

    Marissa Mason

    Personal Response: I loved this book. I really enjoyed reading all of r.h. Sin’s books. All three of them were fantastic! This last one was very emotional; the ending was very upsetting after I found out it was the last one in the series. I also loved how the author wasn’t really anonymous, but nobody knew who he was. I am really looking forward to reading some of the author's other books outside the series. The books were really easy and fast to read. The advice was also very beneficial. I am g Personal Response: I loved this book. I really enjoyed reading all of r.h. Sin’s books. All three of them were fantastic! This last one was very emotional; the ending was very upsetting after I found out it was the last one in the series. I also loved how the author wasn’t really anonymous, but nobody knew who he was. I am really looking forward to reading some of the author's other books outside the series. The books were really easy and fast to read. The advice was also very beneficial. I am glad I read these books at this age, I really needed this kind of advice. I thank the author very much for sharing his thoughts with me and every other teenage girl who needed that safe place to read about love and pain. Plot: This book is not like most of the others. I don’t really know how to describe it. After reading all three of the books, it leaves the reader hungry for more. The author, r.h. Sin, is writing about different pieces of his life. He writes about love, heartbreak, trust, pain, and healing. It tells a story behind all of the quotes and poems. It tells the story of a girl, the girl who he was in love with but failed to keep their relationship healthy. He is apologizing throughout the story for not being good enough, and he thanks her for being a learning lesson. He thanks Samantha for being the one he learned from. Characterization: There are only two characters in this book. The author and the reader. Occasionally, he mentions a woman named Samantha King, who the book is about I am assuming. The author does a nice job including the readers in his writing. For example, he is telling them, “They only treat you how they feel about themselves.” As he writes to the readers, he is talking to them. Recommendation: I highly recommend reading r.h. Sin’s books. The books are geared more toward young women rather than boys, but they’re good for anyone to read. The Whiskey Words & a Shovel series is a quick easy read. They were extremely hard to put down because of the short little poems on every page. I wouldn’t suggest reading the books until high school, because some of the content is a little sophisticated yet for younger children.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    Whiskey Words and A Shovel III r.h. Sin I was a big fan of Whiskey Words and A Shovel II, needless to say I was extremely excited to read part III. This volume is filled with hope, love, love lost, sex, compassion, chaos, and some real positive messages. The passion that emanates from Sin is incredible, I found myself re-reading so many of these poems, and I always anticipated the following one. There’s something about them that I could not put down, I read this in about 3 sittings. While some of Whiskey Words and A Shovel III r.h. Sin I was a big fan of Whiskey Words and A Shovel II, needless to say I was extremely excited to read part III. This volume is filled with hope, love, love lost, sex, compassion, chaos, and some real positive messages. The passion that emanates from Sin is incredible, I found myself re-reading so many of these poems, and I always anticipated the following one. There’s something about them that I could not put down, I read this in about 3 sittings. While some of the poems do seem a bit repetitive as they did in part II, they don’t seem out of place. I enjoyed how personable they felt. Sin writes more positive in this collection, while the chaos is still there, and the hurt is still there, the beauty and positive messages really come through. Self-love especially, which I think is so important at a time like now. I highlighted so many lines as I read this the first time around, and even more after some extra glances. 4/5 overall, this was a great read and a great way for me to kick off National Poetry Month. “the perfect distraction from the stars she made the moon look dull…” 4/5 C.Vengeance

  18. 5 out of 5

    StephanieNicole

    2.5 stars I very much enjoyed the poetry in Whiskey Words and a Shovel II but not (overall) in this third collection. I did not connect with the poems in III like I did with II. I even went back and read a few random poems from II (loved them) then read more poems from III (didn't love them). Many of the poems are written from a second person perspective, meaning the narrator is speaking directly to you the reader, which I normally strongly dislike, and I disliked here. However, Volume II was also 2.5 stars I very much enjoyed the poetry in Whiskey Words and a Shovel II but not (overall) in this third collection. I did not connect with the poems in III like I did with II. I even went back and read a few random poems from II (loved them) then read more poems from III (didn't love them). Many of the poems are written from a second person perspective, meaning the narrator is speaking directly to you the reader, which I normally strongly dislike, and I disliked here. However, Volume II was also done like this, and I thought it was fine. This review is not very coherent, but it's all I've got for now. I recommend reading II then trying this one out only if you are up for more. December 2017 In hindsight, I think I figured out what I didn't like about this (although I still think it also occurred in book II.): The poems are from a male voice, often as if speaking to a female lover/acquaintance, who he is trying to build up. But, as a female, I don't need some man to build me up or validate me, so this male voice makes me uncomfortable. I would rather learn about this man's experiences - instead of feeling like I'm being talked down to.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Wildest_dreams.

    This ... THIS ... is by far the best of all best Sin's things .. I'm beyond speechless. I will not spoil things for anyone, so I'll just post few of my favourite quotes: death to this idea that strong women must sacrifice their independence to make weak men feel comfortable in a relationship and I believe that she hid her heart on a peak of the highest mountain away from those too weak to make it to the top I looked into a mirror this morning and barely recognized myself as the smile that I so often us This ... THIS ... is by far the best of all best Sin's things .. I'm beyond speechless. I will not spoil things for anyone, so I'll just post few of my favourite quotes: death to this idea that strong women must sacrifice their independence to make weak men feel comfortable in a relationship and I believe that she hid her heart on a peak of the highest mountain away from those too weak to make it to the top I looked into a mirror this morning and barely recognized myself as the smile that I so often use as a mask has all but melted away I feel used, I feel overlooked I feel more and more like the worst version of myself and so I continue to write until the final draft until my deadline

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cameron

    I can honestly say that these words are very important to hear. No matter what gender you are you need to hear these words. How important self care is and how strong you are to leave a relationship that is hurting you. The first couple poems actually made me cry because it was exactly what I needed to hear that moment. This poetry collection is important. Please read it and absorb these words.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Emy

    i'm in love with his books *-* , his words gave me hope, gave me strength and helped me feel confident (again) "one of two things will occur when they're gone you'll either realize they were never there or the fact that they're gone doesn't even matter because some people are not a loss" "there's power in pain, and you're just getting stronger" i'm in love with his books *-* , his words gave me hope, gave me strength and helped me feel confident (again) "one of two things will occur when they're gone you'll either realize they were never there or the fact that they're gone doesn't even matter because some people are not a loss" "there's power in pain, and you're just getting stronger"

  22. 5 out of 5

    Pouria Roshani

    Whiskey Words & a Shovel III / R.H. Sin / 336 Pages / Read on August 3rd, 2019 / My score from 5: 3 It was pretty much like the first and second books. It has some beautiful, meaningful, and simple poems with acceptable content. On the other hand, it has some repetitive and nonsense poems as well. For me, it was worth reading because of those good poems.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    i have no words to describe how unique and amazing this book is. R.H is able to put what we feel into words and i find that magical. i related to a lot of poems. Also, it made me feel like i had a friend that was there to give me advice. I don't know but i just loved it i have no words to describe how unique and amazing this book is. R.H is able to put what we feel into words and i find that magical. i related to a lot of poems. Also, it made me feel like i had a friend that was there to give me advice. I don't know but i just loved it

  24. 4 out of 5

    Andreas Aristodemou

    The simplicity and the emotion put in this pages make this one of my favourite poetry collection

  25. 5 out of 5

    Shikha

    I like his compositions; they connect to you at different levels. Recommended to deep thinkers and of course, contemporary poetry lovers.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Maria Garcia

    I am not a poetry hater. I love the work of amazing poets/writers; people full of talent, inspiration, major purposes and so on. Among those I mention, I could easily include Nayyirah Waheed and her work Salt, or Alberto Ramos and his amazing work eighteen. I could even include the charismatic Rupi Kaur and both of her works, Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers which, although they may be at times too simplistic, have a worth considering message underneath and a beautiful design. This aut I am not a poetry hater. I love the work of amazing poets/writers; people full of talent, inspiration, major purposes and so on. Among those I mention, I could easily include Nayyirah Waheed and her work Salt, or Alberto Ramos and his amazing work eighteen. I could even include the charismatic Rupi Kaur and both of her works, Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers which, although they may be at times too simplistic, have a worth considering message underneath and a beautiful design. This author, nevertheless, leaves me speechless in the worst of ways (ironic because I am writing in this review more letters than most of his books contain). I literally feel like he throws some inmature, random and EXTREMELY clichéd thoughts in his books, with no special style nor theme, with no artistic features nor any type of talent. All I could see while reading his words was his macho attitude claiming to know everything about women and being the best guy a woman could ever had. Simply pathetic. And I get why people buy it: he makes so many books with such little pages (even 50) and then prices them so "low" (not low considering the book characteristics, even expensive) and fools his instagram followers into believing he is selling an art piece for a super low price, and when people express their opinions on his comments sections he straightforward deletes it and even blocks you. And I am of course not talking about insulting him nor his work on his account, but rather asking a question literally like "i'd like to see you writing books with more themes than love, i'd be nice" LITERALLY he has deleted comments of the kind. I bet he spends way more time fooling the Instagram community and misguiding them to fill his pockets than actually crafting his books. Not to even talk about what's within the actual book which I refuse to call poetry: "run away from any guy who claims to love you while treating you like shit" (enter space x5) Wow. Lorca who dis. All in all, save your precious time and money on scammers like this and if you are trying to find some good poetry, check out the amazing book eighteen combined with stunning illustrations made by the author Alberto Ramos who is just 18, or Nayyirah's work too, which is so deep and beautiful although more simple than eighteen; if you liked this r h Sin book, you'll fall in love with the authors I mentioned and on my humble opinion, will discover the genuine essence of contemporary poetry, and if you disliked Sin's books, you may even love the ones I said more. That was hella long. But hey, hope it helps you. I wish someone had said this to me a little while ago.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Beautiful!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    This book was absolutely horrible. It was super repetitive and I really could not even find a quote I loved. I literally have no words to even write because it was just that bad. I would not even want to read another book by R. H. Sin because of how bad it was. I also do not like how he spoke about women and how we feel and what we go through when he is a man. He also contradicts himself a lot by saying that women don’t need men but continues to pitch himself as the perfect man that women need. This book was absolutely horrible. It was super repetitive and I really could not even find a quote I loved. I literally have no words to even write because it was just that bad. I would not even want to read another book by R. H. Sin because of how bad it was. I also do not like how he spoke about women and how we feel and what we go through when he is a man. He also contradicts himself a lot by saying that women don’t need men but continues to pitch himself as the perfect man that women need. He goes on to write about how women are supposedly so easily broken by men, yet are “goddesses”. Not to mention his impractical ideas of love and relationships. Sin also comes off as extremely arrogant by referring to himself as the man women would gravitate to, which is far from true. It felt very cheesy and as if he wrote what he thought girls and women want to hear. I did not even want to finish the book after about the first 20 pages, but I did and I regret it. With that being said, I gave this book 1 star because it just was not a satisfactory collection.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey

    I really, really enjoyed the first two volumes of whiskey words & a shovel, and this last volume was just all right. I read this through twice, and despite being quite a bit longer than the first two, I found the emotional impact fairly starkly lacking in comparison. I can still remember a handful of poems from the preceding volumes, and I know that I won't remember much from this one. There were several good poems, but none of them hit me so hard that they'd be stuck in my head for days. Sin's m I really, really enjoyed the first two volumes of whiskey words & a shovel, and this last volume was just all right. I read this through twice, and despite being quite a bit longer than the first two, I found the emotional impact fairly starkly lacking in comparison. I can still remember a handful of poems from the preceding volumes, and I know that I won't remember much from this one. There were several good poems, but none of them hit me so hard that they'd be stuck in my head for days. Sin's messages are important and creatively expressed in terms of verse, but they feel redundant to me at this point. Maybe my expectations going in to this one were unattainably high, and that's why I feel let down? Regardless of the exact source of my ambivalence towards whiskey words & a shovel III, it's definitely there and I actively attempted and wanted to love this one.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Theresa Mariz

    To call this poetry is an overstatement. This sounded like a self-help book, tbh. Most of the time, it sounds like a compilation of overly narcissistic and self-serving testaments. I don’t know why I even did this to myself. But this is my promise. This will be the last time I’ll read something from this writer. NEVER AGAIN. midday woes. honestly I just want the love I’ve given you

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