35. Milk and Honey a.k.a. Jizz and Shit

Milk and Honey: What is it? Why is it so popular? Who knows? Who cares? Well, I personally don’t care about it, but the few times I’ve seen it and opened up that monstrosity, I learned just how shitty it was. It’s a collection of poetry by this chick named Rupi Kapur. It’s filled with odd forms, weird drawings, and a collection of fragments that she calls poetry. The “poems” are all risqué; therefore they’re good, right? Nope. They deal with some heavy topics, like sex and abuse, but they’re all ham-fisted. There’s no tact or nuance to any of their poems. Hell, there’s not even enough substance to call them real poems. There’s nothing poetic about them. Rupi Kapur just goes on writing down fragments of thoughts, and pretends it’s artsy.

I’ve heard people come valiantly to its defense, “It’s got so much depth to it! The meaning behind it is good! That excuses the poor execution!” Or something like that. I’m building a strawman out of things I’ve heard. But just because it has a deep meaning to it doesn’t mean it’s good. You actually have to execute it well for it to be good, so fuck off. I don’t care whether it’s talking about abuse or the Queen of England getting it on, if the actual writing isn’t good, I can’t call it good.

Why is it so popular? From what I’ve seen, it’s mostly popular amongst young teenagers, who don’t have a command of the English language, and lack any sensible tastes in literature. They see an angsty book and get drawn to it. That’s why the Young Adult genre was so successful.

All in all, fuck that piece of shit book. I hate seeing it.

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