Heyyyyyyyyyy Henny, a few months ago I had the privilege to

Heyyyyyyyyyy Henny, a few months ago I had the privilege to

4/22/2021, 7:06:05 PM
Heyyyyyyyyyy Henny, a few months ago I had the privilege to read Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor and I was finally able to write a review for it. Thank you @riverheadbooks #partner for the e-galley! Following his stunning debut novel “Real Life,” this year Brandon Taylor blesses us with a short story collection that does not disappoint. “Filthy Animals” is unlike any collection of stories that I have read. It is unique by providing a work of fiction that weaves together these stories to create one larger narrative that will rock any reader to their core. Taylor’s writing is brilliant, he precisely examines his character’s head space, which allows his reader to connect to the fiction profoundly. As a reader, I felt the deep sense of loneliness that the character in the first short story felt. With “Mass” I understood the main character’s anxiety towards trying to be “more than good.” In “Anne of Cleves” the language that Taylor gives to desire brought chills to my body. I could keep going. Ultimately, Brandon Taylor investigates the complexities of the human experience by illustrating, with an incredible cast of characters, how underneath it all the traits that are considered filthy are what makes us more human. On top of all that, these stories are queer as f*ck! We can’t do anything but stan and be grateful for this literature. “Filthy Animals” is a strong collection of stories from a writer that continues to make it clear that he came to slay. Other than that, I highly recommend this book. Let me know down below if you’ve read this one or Taylor’s novel from last year.

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