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In Kill the Messenger: Conversations in the Dark, Debbie Berk delves deep into the darkness, drawing the reader into the shadows to uncover what lies within. The book opens with a brief history of the title and origin of the poem, “Kill The Messenger” which rated one of my favorites along with “Until The Storm Ends” “Manic Seasons” and “Edge Of Nowhere” to name a few. The images in the book add to the overall mood and compliment the writing. The book concludes with the short story, “The Ghost of a Lost Rose” an intriguing fictitious tale inspired by actual events. Debbie Berk has a talent for penning dark poetry. Kill the Messenger is a haunting collection that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Debbie Berk creates a hauntingly beautiful world in her collection, "Kill the Messenger" with creative and poignant images such as, "burning hearts for warmth" and a "stone heart and a dirt womb" Berk creates a dark and vivid world that will stay in your mind long after you finish reading her collection. The book weaves together stories, poetry, artwork, and narrative voice in a unique way that takes the reader through Berk's journey of depression, darkness, and insomnia. Reoccurring themes of death, ghosts, and haunting combined with language about personal pain and suffering, create a morbidly fascinating and painfully beautiful story.