Desire. The connected stories in the book titled, Filthy Animals, by Brandon Taylor overflow with desire. As the pages turn, we ache at the misalignment with societal expectations and the longing for connection. We are overheated in the hothouse of student life. We watch characters struggle to learn to love and feel their deep desire. We read Taylor’s finely crafted sentences that are unflinching in examining the lives of the characters in these stories. The pain and love become palpable, and readers cannot look away.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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