Setting the Bar Too High

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WILD GAME is already getting a ton of hype, and after reading this sample, I’m not so sure I’m as impressed as everyone else seems to be. The writing is a bit flat, and it just didn’t capture my interest like I expected. This happens to me a lot, though, when a book is trending and it’s all that’s being talked about: my expectations become so inflated that the narrative can never live up to the standard I’ve set for it. Three stars for my first impression—this seems like a good read but not a memoir that will necessarily knock my socks off.