Review of Flux by Orion Carloto

Flux by Orion Carloto

Review: I just happened to pick this up on a whim while I was at the bookstore. Once I saw it, it seemed as if I could not let it go. So here we are now.

Anyway I enjoyed the different writing styles, a mix of poetry and storytelling. Carloto is able to tell such a sad romantic tale of past loves. All the while portraying her strength and struggles of getting through a difficult break up. And while connecting to the readers who have yet to experience these types of loves and heartbreaks. Carloto tells her emotions in such away, I felt a sense of what she was experiencing. I truly enjoyed this novel of poetry more then I thought I would.

Favorite quote: Actually two of my favorite poems from Flux

“i just wish i would have known when the last time

was going to be the last time”.


“i gave him the moon and the stars. but all he wants is space”.


Would I? Reread? I think so. Tell others to check it out? Yes.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Edition: Paperback, 192 pages.


Published October 24th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Summary“YouTube Mastermind” Orion Carloto turns raw emotion into powerful, digestible verse in her debut collection of poetry.

Flux is a somber narrative, an ode to change, a collection of poetry and prose written from the many states of grief over a broken heart.  With original illustrations by artist Katie Roberts, Orion Carloto creates a dream world for the brokenhearted and paints a whimsical picture around the themes of love, loss, solitude, depression, sex, nostalgia, and unrequited romance. Flux takes readers through a raw and sorrowful journey of each and every bitter moment of heartbreak. Forewarning, Flux is best read with a warm cup of coffee in hand.

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