Reviews for “The Comfort of Despair”

The Comfort of Despair kindle coverChris
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended.
Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This novella is beautifully written and expertly crafted. Not a word is wasted, as the drowning protagonist, both literally and figuratively, reflects on his life: from the depths of despair to ultimate redemption and future hope. Powerful and visceral descriptions put the reader slap bang in the centre of the story, seeing, smelling and tasting the true essence of the narrative.
I read this story twice, each time at a single sitting. It’s a satisfying and ultimately uplifting read.
Jupiter Grant
5.0 out of 5 stars it was amazing
Adrift on the ocean, drowning and despairing, the protagonist recalls how he met, and later lost, the love of his life. The story weaves beautifully between the present and the past. Elation and sadness are portrayed with heartfelt emotion, and the reader is drawn into the story. The narrative is engrossing and immensely readable. Joe Leonardi’s writing has a lovely sense of flow, and this serves to enhance the beauty of the story.
I read “The Comfort of Despair” in one sitting, and found it thoroughly captivating. A lovely work.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Comfort of Despair by Joe Leonardi is beautifully written
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The Comfort of Despair is a beautifully written novella that captivated my heart and soul from the very beginning to the absolute very end of his story. The author expertly describes raw emotions with such a flair that I found myself in tears soaked in his despair and turmoil along side of the main character.
NicoleThe Comfort of Despair kindle cover
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2019
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Amazing story as always the writer makes you feel like many characters in the novel. The comfort of despair such powerful words when put together. A happy ending to put you in comfort…and believe a better tomorrow is awaiting you.!
Butterfly Femme
5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing and Raw
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2019
Format: Paperback
Once again, this book will hook its claws into you from the moment you read the first page. The author paints a picture with no frills that’s deep, but manages to avoid a heavy-handed message.
The protagonist is a man who begins reflecting on his life because his life may end. We get a keen view into his psyche about happy times, sad times, regrets, and finally the will to live. Joe tells his story with such a smooth, deft pen that you feel as if you’re watching a movie. It’s perfect example of man vs. nature and man vs. himself.

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