Fire and Brimstone (Journals)

The Brimstone Journals by Ron Koertge. 2001.

A novel in verse. First person with various voices and stories that weave in and out of one another all culminating in one hate-filled young man’s desire to blow away everyone on his sh@t list. Brilliant, beautiful.

Ok, this is horrible to say, but Columbine sort of ruined it. This story is so much better as fiction. Well, that’s not so horrible. Columbine would be better as fiction. I’m sure the families involved wish it were too. But these poems are moving and amazing. I only wished for a little more. More of everyone and all their lives and stories.

I thought the anorexic, in particular, was thinly drawn. (*groan*) 

The author, Ron Koertge, whom I got to meet in person.

The author, Ron Koertge, whom I got to meet in person.