I’ve already got an innate weakness and fondness for feral women, so this anthology was practically guaranteed to be at the top of my new list of favorites. An offhanded referral from a friend, I dropped it on my Kindle and ended up devouring the whole thing in a single sitting.
The bite-sized stories range from modern to mythical. Even in the slight missteps — “Waves” reads somewhat lopsided, almost unfinished, more an introduction than a story, and probably would make more sense labeled as an introduction rather than a stand-alone piece — the thread that ties them all together is the delicious use of language. Several times, I found myself pausing to go back and read a particular phrase again, sometimes aloud. Where Brucato particularly excels is in stringing words that resonate, that want to be spoken aloud.
Definitely a must-buy, and remains after three years one of my go-to pick-me-up reads. Who isn’t cheered by wild women?
Wyldsight, by Satyros Phil Brucato on Amazon.
This review was previously posted on Amazon & Goodreads; I am centralizing reviews for my favorite books and adding all reviews going forward.