Friday, October 18, 2013
Historical Fiction at it's best!
The Wild Girl
By: Jim Fergus
4 out of 5
Fergus truly has a gift for writing such beautiful fiction you forget it is indeed fiction. The novel is written in journal entries as the “events” unfold and with Fergus’s descriptive entries of the Apache’s and their surroundings the reader is transported into the story. As an added benefit, the character of Tolley, the gay expeditioner, creates much needed humor in the sometimes horrendous story of the battles between Americans, Mexicans and Wild Apaches of 1932. There is also a beautiful side story of a romance between “The Wild Girl” and the protagonist, Giles. However, for me the fact that Giles so quickly accepted the relationship, proved that men, or at least young men, don’t know the difference between sex and love.
I enjoyed both his fiction novels, which you can read more about at www.jimfergus.com