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45 review for Apathy Will Kill Us All

  1. 5 out of 5

    Janie C.

    Andy Carrington is making me more aware. As I stated previously in my review to Andy's DIY book of poetry, Cameron Fucks Dead Pigs and I Got Called A Scrounger, I am naive in the world of politics and world affairs. Reading Andy's poetry and listening to my friends who also reside in the UK is bringing me up to date. Now is the perfect time to become more aware of our peers and how they are faring. Our decisions affect each other. Andy's words remind us of where we fit in the social strata and h Andy Carrington is making me more aware. As I stated previously in my review to Andy's DIY book of poetry, Cameron Fucks Dead Pigs and I Got Called A Scrounger, I am naive in the world of politics and world affairs. Reading Andy's poetry and listening to my friends who also reside in the UK is bringing me up to date. Now is the perfect time to become more aware of our peers and how they are faring. Our decisions affect each other. Andy's words remind us of where we fit in the social strata and how claustrophobic it can be. His anger and frustration is appropriate and should be shared. Sometimes it feels good to light a fire, even if all we succeed in doing is warming our hands.

  2. 5 out of 5

    India

    Andy Carrington, you always make me think. Well written, honest. Really well done.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Gransden

    First off. I don’t know poetry. I have no measure besides my gut. What limited exposure I have had has not configured yet into any valuable insights, either to myself or anyone else. Being an innocent my assessment stems from the impact, nothing else. I have loved discovering independent poets, for the simple reason that the voices are so immediate, so urgent, so familiar! And Andy Carrington is about as urgent as I’ve found yet. Like he’s rushed out of my head and I’ve met him on the street. I First off. I don’t know poetry. I have no measure besides my gut. What limited exposure I have had has not configured yet into any valuable insights, either to myself or anyone else. Being an innocent my assessment stems from the impact, nothing else. I have loved discovering independent poets, for the simple reason that the voices are so immediate, so urgent, so familiar! And Andy Carrington is about as urgent as I’ve found yet. Like he’s rushed out of my head and I’ve met him on the street. I don’t agree with all he says but when he faces me I see a procession of people who have come and gone, real people, too real. So, as that suggests, he chooses the things that define the everyday, the ordinary, the life that hammers away in repetition, the frustrations the gnaw on the soul, the solid confusion that wastes away into numbness. Have you ever felt that heat when you realise that there is no way to your money? Have ever wondered if you just sound like a moany old git in the face of spiritual bankruptcy? Have you ever watched someone waste away? Haha - have you ever been experienced? The lack of solution is the heartbreaker, the back foot of rage and disenfranchisement the running on empty response, energy lifted from backs against walls, reflexive biting from beaten down corners. I don’t usually read poetry collections quickly, but this one demanded my attention, feeling like a continuation. Read it now, because it exists.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rupert Dreyfus

    This is the most current poetry book I've ever read. It's so current that some of the themes are found in today's headlines. That's no exaggeration either. But not only is it current, Apathy Will Kill Us All is also the work of a fucking genius. Andy has got to be one of the most gifted writers I've read in a long while. He's politically charged, politically sound, politically pissed off and depressed as fuck. He's scathing and focused and unfocused and introspective and frequently funny as fuck. This is the most current poetry book I've ever read. It's so current that some of the themes are found in today's headlines. That's no exaggeration either. But not only is it current, Apathy Will Kill Us All is also the work of a fucking genius. Andy has got to be one of the most gifted writers I've read in a long while. He's politically charged, politically sound, politically pissed off and depressed as fuck. He's scathing and focused and unfocused and introspective and frequently funny as fuck. Yet above all it's his humanity which shines through and sets his writing apart. Reading these poems is like listening to a good friend telling you exactly how he or she feels while you pass a bifta between yourselves and neck some beers. And just like a good friend, Andy holds nothing back. No bullshit, no frills. Just straight up 'this is how I feel and I know you can relate'. There wasn't one bum note in this collection. My favourites were Listen to James Cameron, Radicalised by a Hate Preacher and Coming Out ("fuck homophobia in its arse" is the best line ever written by anybody anywhere). Andy also beat me to using the word 'cunting' but I'm now determined to get second place... If you're like me and have been waiting for a resurgence in dissident writing in the Digital Age then support Andy NOW. As the traditional publishing industry clings to a stale model which rehashes shit after shit after shit, a new movement of original writing is well and truly underway. Despite all the shit we presently face as a species, at least the future of literature is beginning to look bright.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Harry Whitewolf

    Another reviewer of this poetry book said it was so current that some of the themes were in today’s headlines, and that’s still true and noticeable when reading this latest offering from Andy Carrington. You’ll find references to Muhammed Ali’s death: “Last week the media/praised a (dead) MUHAMMAD/ALI/without ever mentioning/his religion;/this week, there is a new killer/with brown skin/thought to be a ‘RADICAL ISLAMIST’/(though it’s yet to be confirmed)”, Euro 2016: “The idiots are here/with th Another reviewer of this poetry book said it was so current that some of the themes were in today’s headlines, and that’s still true and noticeable when reading this latest offering from Andy Carrington. You’ll find references to Muhammed Ali’s death: “Last week the media/praised a (dead) MUHAMMAD/ALI/without ever mentioning/his religion;/this week, there is a new killer/with brown skin/thought to be a ‘RADICAL ISLAMIST’/(though it’s yet to be confirmed)”, Euro 2016: “The idiots are here/with their drunken yells of ‘NO SURRENDER/TO THE IRA!’/(outside an IRISH pub)”, the EU referendum: “Sick to death of hearing bout the referendum/(they all talk shit)”, Ghostbusters: “…it’s a crime against humanity that GHOSTBUSTERS/is being re-made”, and the Orlando shooting: “Fuck homophobia/in its arse”. So this is a collection that I recommend reading whilst it’s still contemporary, but at the same time, the themes in this poetry have been contemporary for far too long and will sadly continue to be so, therefore this book will equally stand the test of time Just listing some of the titles in this collection will give you a good idea of what to expect: ‘£1.50 to Draw Out My Own Money’ ‘Everything You Read in THE SUN is a Lie’ ‘TV is Shit’ ‘Tony Blair’s Face Still Gets on My Tits’ ‘Another Local Boozer Gone’ ‘M is for McMURDER’ ‘Over 4 Quid for a Watered-Down CARLSBERG’ ‘What Happened to this CUNTry?’ Carrington is a much needed voice in this modern world of propaganda, injustice and hate. I recommend that you not only read this book yourself – whoever you may be, you need to read it – I also recommend you buy this book for other people to read and that they buy it for other people too, ‘cos Carrington is a poet whose words should be heard by all. Although I am a bit pissed off to find out that it’s the Carringtons of this world who piss over toilet seats. But discovering that he does it out of protest, makes it a little more understandable. “APATHY WILL KILL US ALL/… when all that’s left is mediocrity/and each day just bleeds into the next…”

  6. 4 out of 5

    Richard

    Absolutely excellent! Read it in one go; I was laughing from the very beginning with 'Things white neighbours say' which is excellent. The author's style is fearless and free. The subjects covered are relevant and current. Everyone should read this. 5 stars well deserved.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Parry

    Okay a bizarre mix of poems that gets you thinking even if you don't agree with the message. Some I loved and some not so much but all gave me pause to think. If you like angry poems then this is a great collection. All expertly done.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits Apathy Will Kill Us All is a sweeping tirade of poetry that illuminates the depressing and ugly side of life experienced by great swathes of British people today. I loved the vivid imagery and immediacy of Carrington's poems. His energy leaps right off the page to slap readers across the face, forcing us to look and really see the neglected and damaged communities across our country. I imagine that hearing this work read out live would be ama See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits Apathy Will Kill Us All is a sweeping tirade of poetry that illuminates the depressing and ugly side of life experienced by great swathes of British people today. I loved the vivid imagery and immediacy of Carrington's poems. His energy leaps right off the page to slap readers across the face, forcing us to look and really see the neglected and damaged communities across our country. I imagine that hearing this work read out live would be amazing and I found myself speaking several of the poems to myself in order to fully appreciate them. My favourites are £1.50 to draw out my own money because I have been in that exact exasperating situation, Saw A Dead Cat On The Road This Morning for its sharply observed analogy, and the Robots In poems because I have worked those soulless-smile jobs. While I didn't agree with all the assertions, I could certainly understand the overwhelming frustration that drives this work.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    I thought this book was so funny! Everything that was said was true and could so relate to it. At first I was little skeptical about it because I have never really been interested in poems but after reading this book I can definietly say that I enjoyed it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tom Vaughan

    Memetic. Enjoyed the imagery in the poems about the Queen; and 'dope heads' is a personal fav. Probably the best of Carrington's work, with grit, satirical humour and angry comments on every day struggles. Would highly recommend.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ali Athi Ullah

    Bukan sekedar puisi, terdapat berbagai macam cara pandang dalam hidup di dalamnya untuk hidup yang lebih bermakna. Karya Bagus!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kokila Patel

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    Hayley

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    Pratiik

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    Klavdiya Kitanova

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    Eduardo Huerta

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    M.J. Black

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    Lazar

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    Rumell Khan

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    Jason

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    Jay Green

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    Elena

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    Alexander

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    John Pegram

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    Arthur Graham

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    Alison

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    Emerald

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    Frederick Rotzien

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    Mary Emmanuelle LLenos

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    Heather

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    Surbhi Sareen

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    Audrey Parker

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    Ms. Reader

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    Anca Tarsichi

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    Aysha

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    Betty

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    Aan Krida

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    Stacia Chappell

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    Dianne

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    Nathalie M.L. Römer

  42. 5 out of 5

    Joanne

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    Gwen

  44. 4 out of 5

    Deborah Shaw

  45. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Obrien

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