About the Book
A collection of musings about travel, life, love, family, relationships, the future and growing up in Saudi Arabia, by the author and poet Fahad Ben G.
Invisible lines tie me to you whether I like it or not.
No matter how much I travel away from you, no matter how far we are, and no matter how different our roads are;
No matter how distinct our stations are, and no matter how your routes and mine are different;
The invisible lines continue to tie me to you.
Constant they are… they exceed the multitude of people between you and me.
Tense they are… indifferent to the laws of the universe or the gravity of Earth.
Unaffected by the amount of rocks and dismal valleys,
That separate my icy mountain from your flaming mountain…
Fahad Ben. G compiles all his poems about love and life as he travels and drinks coffee. This compilation became the poetry book we get to know today as Coffee Traveller. Thanks to Faye at Authoright and Clink Street Publishing for sending me a physical copy in exchange for an honest review.
First of all, I love how the poems are simple and easy to digest. The emotions in every line will hit you right in the feels. The reason why I gave it a 3 and not a 4 is because of the typo errors that distracted me from my reading. I understand that English is not the author’s mother tongue but the book should at least be properly edited, especially for minor grammatical mistakes. And while I don’t really mind recurring themes, I hope that the author did not use the exact same words when writing the next poem. Overall, the pieces written here are relatable, short, and sweet.
About the Author
Fahad Ben. G was born and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has a Bachelors Degree in English Language Translation from the College of Languages and Translation at King Said University, and a Masters in English Linguistics from Imam Mohammed Bin Said University. Having lived in France and Japan, he finally settled in London in 2017 where he now works in the diplomatic sector.
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