Empty Bottles Full of Stories
A joint poetry collection from the virally popular and bestselling poets r.h. Sin and Robert M. Drake. What are you hiding behind your smile? If those empty bottles that line the walls of your room could speak, what tales would they spill? So much of your truth is buried beneath the lies you tell yourself. There’s a need to scream to the moon; there’s this urge to go out into the darkness of the night to purge. There are so many stories living inside your soul, you just want the opportunity to tell them. And when you can’t find the will to express what lives within your heart, these words will give you peace. These words will set you free.

Empty Bottles Full of Stories Details

TitleEmpty Bottles Full of Stories
Author
ReleaseFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN-139781449496470
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GenrePoetry

Empty Bottles Full of Stories Review

  • Maria Garcia
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Drake’s poetry in this collection is breathtaking.
  • Hugo
    January 1, 1970
    It'll inspire you to write your feelings down, poet or not, and just be raw and honest with yourself.
  • Allison Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    I love poetry. I have a Master's Degree in poetry. Reading this was at times unbearable. This seemed like the tortured snippets I would write early in high school when I thought I was edgy and cool and tragic. I was not. This book suffers from the severe lack of imagery, especially in the first half. Poetry can be heavily driven by rhetoric as long as what is being said is fresh, impactful, and somewhat profound. There was nothing profound about any of these texts. What is discussed are basic th I love poetry. I have a Master's Degree in poetry. Reading this was at times unbearable. This seemed like the tortured snippets I would write early in high school when I thought I was edgy and cool and tragic. I was not. This book suffers from the severe lack of imagery, especially in the first half. Poetry can be heavily driven by rhetoric as long as what is being said is fresh, impactful, and somewhat profound. There was nothing profound about any of these texts. What is discussed are basic thoughts most humans have but do not feel the need to write down because it just isn't worth noting. The works are far too whiny, uninspired, and are a waste of anyone's time and money.
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  • Elysse
    January 1, 1970
    I went back and forth with my enjoyment for this collection. Some poems felt entirely too real, and close to home. I was nearing tears, I was feeling completely mesmerized by the text. But, as I continued reading, those poems were few and far between. It felt more like an ode to a lost lover than it did a diverse piece of literature. There were a lot of bitter feelings from the author, and they didn't resonate with me. Some of course did, but not these. Too pessimistic for me.
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  • Jennacheeves
    January 1, 1970
    This is genuine Millennial poetry and you have to appreciate it! Robert M Drake's poetry was very worldly and relatable r. h. Sin's poetry was very personal and repetitive and I didn't enjoy it but overall the work spoke for the time that we are in.
  • Courtney
    January 1, 1970
    A 2 is probably being generous because I’ve admired these poets and anticipated this book since they announced they’d be collaborating. If I’m being honest though, this book is extremely repetitive of not only their previous books but even from page to page of this one. Underwhelming at best.
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  • Jaiden Flanders
    January 1, 1970
    I read portions of this book outloud to myself, and it sounded so much more beautiful and powerful echoing off the walls. This is a great read for anyone who is trying to find the light within themselves- for anyone who is trying to put their broken pieces back together.
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  • Becca Lovvorn
    January 1, 1970
    R.H. Sin continues to have an uncanny ability to speak to my soul. Any words from him are a gift that I will always cherish. ❤ R.H. Sin continues to have an uncanny ability to speak to my soul. Any words from him are a gift that I will always cherish. ❤️
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  • Sana
    January 1, 1970
    So bad
  • Rayven Koehler
    January 1, 1970
    What a wonderful masterpiece. Robert M. Drake's half is phenomenal
  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    What an absolute amazing collection of poetry! As always their words went straight to my heart and I felt as if they understood me 100%
  • Astrid Mark
    January 1, 1970
    just way to repetitive! i liked the second half way better than the first, but really didn't feel like it had much to say either.
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