Monday, May 02, 2016

Reader's Diary #1308- James Francis Dwyer: A Jungle Graduate


James Francis Dwyer's "A Jungle Graduate"could be a lesson on how to create an atmosphere of unease in a story, brilliantly appealing to our more base animal instincts. It's an especially interesting angle considering that a major theme of the story is showing respect for differences between animals and humans.

Essentially, it's a story within a story, as a man named Schreiber recounts an illustrative example, a warning tale, of a man who had little respect for the animal kingdom and the price he paid.

It's a pulpy little tale and as such you'll likely see the ending coming before it happens, but again, a great atmospheric story.

No comments: