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Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite
Some themes have begun to have prominence in recent times, while others have inspired writers of all eras. However, it is always a pleasant surprise when a good writer offers them to his readers in a way they do not expect. In our case, these issues - covered in three sections - are religion, racism, and relationships. They are what inspired Paul Lomax in his book Amygdala Blue, which includes both short stories and verses that capture the reader's attention for the very personal way in which they are written.
Amygdala Blue surprised me because I did not expect to find stories and verses written in this way. It is worth reading each of them calmly and carefully because every detail counts here - an unmistakable sign of the excellent quality of this book. I do not think Amygdala Blue is comparable to any book I have read so far, and I praise Lomax for his creativity. He tells these stories of religion, racism, and relationships in an original and unmistakable style. I particularly liked how he described some significant details (like the hand on Katherine Wright's shoulder in one of the stories), and I am sure readers will remember the characters for a long time. I mention only the protagonists of the stories that I liked the most -- Katherine Wright and her son Mathew, Evelyn Shorter and her lover, and Noelene Livingston-Brown, convicted of first-degree murder -- but many others are worth discovering, and I invite you to do that. I recommend Amygdala Blue to anyone who loves a good read.