Ferocious Animals by Luke Johnson

Ferocious Animals by Luke Johnson

Ferocious Animals is meaty, raw and unabashedly honest. While each short story expertly crafted by Luke Johnson leaves you laughing or slack-jawed, they are seamlessly connected by a common idea—life is messy.


Johnson’s stories evoke nostalgic images—you can feel the crunch of gravel driveways underfoot, smell the stagnant puddles in the stormwater pits and hear the shrill yells of children playing out in the yard. Walloped by one short story, you can’t help but start the next, craving the stories of a by-gone Australia that still feel strangely close to home.


Luke Johnson’s debut collection, Ferocious Animals, has me thrilled to see what comes next from him.

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