A review by jswense
Filthy Animals: Stories, by Brandon Taylor

challenging dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Reading Filthy Animals is a cathartic and deeply humanizing experience unlike anything I’ve encountered before. Brandon Taylor has an incredible talent for taking the pain, fear, and sadness of life and laying them bare on a page. Taylor pulls at the deep anxieties in each of us and in doing so reminds the reader of their place in a greater story.