Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors is the third book from internationally bestselling poet Michael Faudet, author of Bitter Sweet Love and Dirty Pretty Things?both finalists in the 2016 and 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards. Michael Faudet?s latest book takes the reader on an emotionally charged journey, exploring the joys of falling madly in love and the melancholy world of the broken Smoke & Mirrors is the third book from internationally bestselling poet Michael Faudet, author of ...

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Title:Smoke & Mirrors
Author:Michael Faudet
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1449489907
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Smoke & Mirrors Reviews

  • Beth
    Sep 21, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

  • Joseph
    Sep 24, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

  • Hoda Marmar
    Dec 07, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

  • Rehan Abd Jamil
    Feb 24, 2018

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

  • Joel  Andrada Jr.
    Oct 30, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

    After reading Faudet's Dirty Pretty Things and Bitter Sweet Love; I knew I wanted to pick up his next collection of poetry. My prayers were answered when I was browsing NetGalley and I saw it was available to read immediately! Synopsis: Michael Faudet?s latest book takes th...

    I have a love hate relationship with Faudet but reading his poems is always a guilty pleasure. ...

    As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. (4.5 stars out of 5) Oh, I've been so overwhelmed with wonderful poetry lately. All this prose, all this intimacy, makes...

    Smoke & Mirrors is a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Beautifully written and deeply fascinating, it was a welcome reprieve for me. I took my time with it, rereading many parts that I loved and I found myself relaxing despite all the stress I?ve been feeling lately....

    Me ha parecido un libro sin sentido. Dicen que es de poesía pero hay relatos que parecen historias cortas. La verdad es que no me ha gustado, no hay ningún poema que me haya hecho sentir algo y respecto al aspecto sexual, es la razón por la que me ha desagradado totalmente. ...

    If am not wrong, this is the third book of poems by the Author. I loved the previous books that I've read by him ?. ..while the debate about new age poets and the traditional poets is on an all time high, Micheal is one poet that I really enjoy amongst others... The poems are sensua...

    "She was a muse cursed with melancholia, her tears the ink on my typewriter ribbon." I read this book in one sitting not because I enjoyed it but because it was a short read. It has a lot of erotic poems you can feel the steam but I think it is quite toned down. The Kitty Clu...

    This is probably one of the weirdly erotic but beautiful piece I have ever read in my entire life. This book will give you pain that squeezes the heart of your soul. Michael Faudet really knows how to catch the attention of the readers and screw them on every page of his book. This boo...

  • Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
    Sep 11, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

  • Jessica | Booked J
    Sep 18, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

    After reading Faudet's Dirty Pretty Things and Bitter Sweet Love; I knew I wanted to pick up his next collection of poetry. My prayers were answered when I was browsing NetGalley and I saw it was available to read immediately! Synopsis: Michael Faudet?s latest book takes th...

    I have a love hate relationship with Faudet but reading his poems is always a guilty pleasure. ...

    As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. (4.5 stars out of 5) Oh, I've been so overwhelmed with wonderful poetry lately. All this prose, all this intimacy, makes...

  • Zöe Yu
    Nov 02, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

  • Jeimy
    Oct 07, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

    After reading Faudet's Dirty Pretty Things and Bitter Sweet Love; I knew I wanted to pick up his next collection of poetry. My prayers were answered when I was browsing NetGalley and I saw it was available to read immediately! Synopsis: Michael Faudet?s latest book takes th...

    I have a love hate relationship with Faudet but reading his poems is always a guilty pleasure. ...

  • Jessica
    Jul 05, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

  • [Shai] Bibliophage
    Sep 10, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

  • Maye
    Oct 05, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 01, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

    After reading Faudet's Dirty Pretty Things and Bitter Sweet Love; I knew I wanted to pick up his next collection of poetry. My prayers were answered when I was browsing NetGalley and I saw it was available to read immediately! Synopsis: Michael Faudet?s latest book takes th...

    I have a love hate relationship with Faudet but reading his poems is always a guilty pleasure. ...

    As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. (4.5 stars out of 5) Oh, I've been so overwhelmed with wonderful poetry lately. All this prose, all this intimacy, makes...

    Smoke & Mirrors is a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Beautifully written and deeply fascinating, it was a welcome reprieve for me. I took my time with it, rereading many parts that I loved and I found myself relaxing despite all the stress I?ve been feeling lately....

    Me ha parecido un libro sin sentido. Dicen que es de poesía pero hay relatos que parecen historias cortas. La verdad es que no me ha gustado, no hay ningún poema que me haya hecho sentir algo y respecto al aspecto sexual, es la razón por la que me ha desagradado totalmente. ...

    If am not wrong, this is the third book of poems by the Author. I loved the previous books that I've read by him ?. ..while the debate about new age poets and the traditional poets is on an all time high, Micheal is one poet that I really enjoy amongst others... The poems are sensua...

    "She was a muse cursed with melancholia, her tears the ink on my typewriter ribbon." I read this book in one sitting not because I enjoyed it but because it was a short read. It has a lot of erotic poems you can feel the steam but I think it is quite toned down. The Kitty Clu...

    This is probably one of the weirdly erotic but beautiful piece I have ever read in my entire life. This book will give you pain that squeezes the heart of your soul. Michael Faudet really knows how to catch the attention of the readers and screw them on every page of his book. This boo...

    *I obtained an ARC from Netgalley.* I?ve been a fan of Michael?s work since the release of his first book. Smoke & Mirrors delivers the same quality of writing from the author and features similar topics from his previous books. The book covers a variety of themes from the s...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Oct 15, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

  • vicky
    Sep 14, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

  • Kate ♡
    Apr 04, 2018

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

  • Shirley Cuypers
    Oct 18, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

  • jenice
    Dec 22, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

  • Olga therebelreader
    Oct 11, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

  • Manon
    Dec 03, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

  • Karen
    Oct 06, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

    After reading Faudet's Dirty Pretty Things and Bitter Sweet Love; I knew I wanted to pick up his next collection of poetry. My prayers were answered when I was browsing NetGalley and I saw it was available to read immediately! Synopsis: Michael Faudet?s latest book takes th...

    I have a love hate relationship with Faudet but reading his poems is always a guilty pleasure. ...

    As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. (4.5 stars out of 5) Oh, I've been so overwhelmed with wonderful poetry lately. All this prose, all this intimacy, makes...

    Smoke & Mirrors is a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Beautifully written and deeply fascinating, it was a welcome reprieve for me. I took my time with it, rereading many parts that I loved and I found myself relaxing despite all the stress I?ve been feeling lately....

    Me ha parecido un libro sin sentido. Dicen que es de poesía pero hay relatos que parecen historias cortas. La verdad es que no me ha gustado, no hay ningún poema que me haya hecho sentir algo y respecto al aspecto sexual, es la razón por la que me ha desagradado totalmente. ...

  • Chesca
    Nov 16, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

  • Karima chermiti
    Feb 16, 2018

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

    After reading Faudet's Dirty Pretty Things and Bitter Sweet Love; I knew I wanted to pick up his next collection of poetry. My prayers were answered when I was browsing NetGalley and I saw it was available to read immediately! Synopsis: Michael Faudet?s latest book takes th...

    I have a love hate relationship with Faudet but reading his poems is always a guilty pleasure. ...

    As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. (4.5 stars out of 5) Oh, I've been so overwhelmed with wonderful poetry lately. All this prose, all this intimacy, makes...

    Smoke & Mirrors is a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Beautifully written and deeply fascinating, it was a welcome reprieve for me. I took my time with it, rereading many parts that I loved and I found myself relaxing despite all the stress I?ve been feeling lately....

  • Carry On, Isabel
    Sep 19, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

  • Carina
    Sep 24, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

  • Gazala
    Nov 01, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

    After reading Faudet's Dirty Pretty Things and Bitter Sweet Love; I knew I wanted to pick up his next collection of poetry. My prayers were answered when I was browsing NetGalley and I saw it was available to read immediately! Synopsis: Michael Faudet?s latest book takes th...

    I have a love hate relationship with Faudet but reading his poems is always a guilty pleasure. ...

    As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. (4.5 stars out of 5) Oh, I've been so overwhelmed with wonderful poetry lately. All this prose, all this intimacy, makes...

    Smoke & Mirrors is a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Beautifully written and deeply fascinating, it was a welcome reprieve for me. I took my time with it, rereading many parts that I loved and I found myself relaxing despite all the stress I?ve been feeling lately....

    Me ha parecido un libro sin sentido. Dicen que es de poesía pero hay relatos que parecen historias cortas. La verdad es que no me ha gustado, no hay ningún poema que me haya hecho sentir algo y respecto al aspecto sexual, es la razón por la que me ha desagradado totalmente. ...

    If am not wrong, this is the third book of poems by the Author. I loved the previous books that I've read by him ?. ..while the debate about new age poets and the traditional poets is on an all time high, Micheal is one poet that I really enjoy amongst others... The poems are sensua...

  • ~ Althea ~  ☾
    Oct 30, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

  • Jeanne
    Oct 04, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

    After reading Faudet's Dirty Pretty Things and Bitter Sweet Love; I knew I wanted to pick up his next collection of poetry. My prayers were answered when I was browsing NetGalley and I saw it was available to read immediately! Synopsis: Michael Faudet?s latest book takes th...

    I have a love hate relationship with Faudet but reading his poems is always a guilty pleasure. ...

    As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. (4.5 stars out of 5) Oh, I've been so overwhelmed with wonderful poetry lately. All this prose, all this intimacy, makes...

    Smoke & Mirrors is a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Beautifully written and deeply fascinating, it was a welcome reprieve for me. I took my time with it, rereading many parts that I loved and I found myself relaxing despite all the stress I?ve been feeling lately....

    Me ha parecido un libro sin sentido. Dicen que es de poesía pero hay relatos que parecen historias cortas. La verdad es que no me ha gustado, no hay ningún poema que me haya hecho sentir algo y respecto al aspecto sexual, es la razón por la que me ha desagradado totalmente. ...

    If am not wrong, this is the third book of poems by the Author. I loved the previous books that I've read by him ?. ..while the debate about new age poets and the traditional poets is on an all time high, Micheal is one poet that I really enjoy amongst others... The poems are sensua...

    "She was a muse cursed with melancholia, her tears the ink on my typewriter ribbon." I read this book in one sitting not because I enjoyed it but because it was a short read. It has a lot of erotic poems you can feel the steam but I think it is quite toned down. The Kitty Clu...

  • R A I N
    Oct 12, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

  • Lisa Pirie
    Nov 14, 2017

    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-writ...

    2.5 stars Not as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not...

    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull. ***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*** ...

    Michael Faudet is back! I read his first book and loved it but I didn?t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, ?A Morning in Paris,? ?You Lived for Books,? and ?Romance.? Ov...

    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing ...

    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores mo...

    Romance seldom happens overnight. Sometimes we have to grow the roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review. Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by ...

    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and...

    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I tho...

    Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it just teaches us that we can live apart. His third book and it's nice. :) ...

    Maybe it's just me (I RATHER DOUBT IT) or maybe there REALLY is something wrong - something really out-of-context in this AWFULLY short book.Now, don't get me wrong, but as a reader, I need the words to build up the tension first and THEN release it - like the clouds - to get REALLY in...

    *4.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Smoke & Mirrors was a collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Some of it was incredibly beautiful, others were perfectly dirty, some deeply touched me and even brought me to tears. I ...

    Too many panties lol It was ok overall. ...

    Most definitely my favourite of Faudet?s books. Really enjoyed this ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book was...weird. As in, I honestly thought for a while it was some kind of joke book. Or some kind of hipster "so hideous it's ironically good" crap. It's honestly th...

    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful. I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash...

    5/10/17 I wrote a mini review on my September Wrap-Up here but let me just say this was the worst poetry collection I have ever read. ...

    This not-so-thick book contains poems and proses, mostly poems. Reading it, in general, I liked it. Very much a big fan of the author's writing style, and the publishing house's editing and proof-reading. All in high quality. I like reading poems with/from different perspectives. M...

    well. that was bad. having rated faudet?s last two collections 1 star each, i was expecting this to not be great. like i can?t stress how low my expectations were for this. i didn?t like dirty pretty things or bitter sweet love as collections, but in both of those, there were ...

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is pretty much all about sex. The poems are not bad, in fact some of them are really good, but others felt like they were just there so the book could have more pages. I liked Michael Faudet's tone but...

    It was alright, but I felt like I've read most of these lines before ("impossible to resist", etc) in the first two books. I wrote down a few words, however: There were so many paths I could have taken in my life (...). Perhaps I should have followed my instincts (...). I ended up c...

    After reading Faudet's Dirty Pretty Things and Bitter Sweet Love; I knew I wanted to pick up his next collection of poetry. My prayers were answered when I was browsing NetGalley and I saw it was available to read immediately! Synopsis: Michael Faudet?s latest book takes th...