All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Mike’s review

“Bored and shitful.”

There’s a shiftlessness to the language that really enhances Jake’s flighty/hiding lifestyle. I can’t really explain it or find a good single example because it’s throughout the work as a whole. Maybe this is an all the time style for Wyld, but if not, it’s fucking impressive.

I took an extended break, but I can’t remember what turned Otto so mean. As we go back in time in that story he’s kinda creepy, but not exactly aggressive/kidnappy, so what happened? Wait, no, scars aren’t from Otto, but earlier. He’s always just kidnappy/creepy.

Took me long enough to realize that even chapters are going back in time chronologically and a tent jumbled, but now that I do, I’m terrified of what’s to come.

A startling number of shocks and surprises and terror for a “wounded woman runs from her past” story.


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