Apparently, for Highsmith, animal-love arises from a deep distrust of one's fellow species, for humans do not fare too well in this collection. Almost every story ends with an unlikable human meeting his or her end at the paw/beak/snout of a morally justified animal. You can guess from whose point of view Highsmith narrates. Collectively, a great, brutal allegory of misanthropy.

Staff Pick Logo
The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393323665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 2002


Subscribe to RSS - Matthew