Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

(all reviews shared verbatim from their respective sources)

reviews for Scotch and Scars

5 out of 5 stars from P.S. Rowland, August 25, 2021 via Amazon – “Truly a Gifted Writer, you will feel this to your soul”

I’m incredibly happy to have found this artist on Instagram. His work is raw and touches your every fiber. The words are relatable to YOU. I have not found one poem yet, I didn’t feel I had lived at one point of time in my life. Looking forward to picking up his other books. You won’t regret this one.

5 out of 5 stars from Miss Jeni Lynne, May 2021 via Instagram

I had the pleasure of buying a copy of the book ‘Scotch and Scars by one of our own Instagram poets joseph_a_pinto

This is a book of short poems that are very thought provoking. They are deep. Not with huge words or complex explanations but with quick intelligent thoughts.

To be able to say so much in so little is truly a talent. One that isn’t appreciated as much as it should be. I loved reading the viewpoint of a man that is being honest with his feelings…whether it be happy or sad, reflecting or mourning, contemplating or hoping. It was an enjoyable read the whole way through. No chaser needed.

Do yourself the favor of getting this amazing book of poetry.

5 out of 5 stars from Janna, February 24, 2021 via Amazon – “Vulnerable, real and honest”

Vulnerable, real and honest. So many favorites as I was transported, in my mind, to a stool at a bar counter listening to the author read his penned words. One of my favorite poems, “soul at the bar,” brought tears to my eyes as I felt the heartbreak and reality of this harsh world…but also true connection to others in this collection of poetry.

4 out of 5 stars from Joe Zito, February 20, 2021 via Amazon – “This isn’t your sister’s poetry!”

Joseph Pinto is incredible. His poems are short and to the point and are drenched in absolute darkness! They cut right through you. This isn’t you sisters poetry.

5 out of 5 stars from Molly Dickin, February 4, 2021 via Amazon – “Great book!”

5 out of 5 stars from S. Healey, October 8, 2020 via Amazon – “A beautifully raw look inward”

Each page of this incredible collection of poems urges the reader to search inward…to think…to assess…to discover…to heal…to grow. Some of the words are meant to be nursed. Some are best felt downed in one swift gulp. And some will compel even the most disciplined of prose partakers to indulge again and again until their heads are swimming and they feel a little less haunted. Brilliant.

5 out of 5 stars from Zachary S., October 7, 2020 via Amazon – “A must for any fan of poetry!”

Just as wonderful as his debut book of poetry! No sophomore slump here, this is another wonderful collection of poetry from a man who truly feels. You can imagine yourself sitting in the bar watching these thoughts and scenes unfold before your very eyes. A must for any fan of poetry!


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