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Book Review: Politically Defectness by Nick Lee

Politically Defectness written by new author Nick Lee, (real name Nick Bishop) was released on 09 September 2015 and is a collection of poems and verse centring around this writer’s observations on life and modern society.

It was released by Austrian publishers United PC Publishing and the blurb on the back of the book contains a statement by the author on what inspired him to write the book. To write a review of this book I would need to understand the background of the author and try to walk a mile in his shoes as it were to understand the inspiration behind his works.

As I read this book I came to understand that Nick Lee suffers with anxiety and depression, colouring a lot of the verse he has composed. He is also very political, as many of his works appear to be rants against such politicians as David Cameron, Iain Duncan Smith and Ed Miliband. 

The book features a picture of David Cameron on the cover which obviously many of the works are a criticism of. The political and satirical verse, at least on the political side, seems to be attacking the seemingly often passionless and uncaring demeanour, that from Mr Lee’s point of view, is what we have come to expect from this current government.

Another matter that comes up again and again is how this author was living on benefits at the time he wrote this book. One poem details his visit to the Jobcentre, recording in great detail his feelings about how benefit claimants are treated, capturing the soulless atmosphere that pervades the arena of job claimants and those that deal with them.

The book features poems on how it seems today's celebrities are the new gods, poking fun at such luminaries as Russell Brand for example.  It also describes the author’s observation of life around him on a typical day, on his road for example, and it delves into today’s use of technology, taking a look at the natural world around us that many of us in our busy lives don’t have time to observe.

When all said and done this book does not pull it's punches and spares no one’s blushes, however, I would recommend that this book is well worth a look.


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