NEWS & REVIEWS
LONE STAR LIT LIFE
''Night, Victorian poet Algernon Swinburne warned, is but the shadow of light, and life just the shadow of death. That, in one breath, is the finely drawn dilemma James Wade turns over and over like a precious, light-refracting, darkness-harboring gemstone that is All Things Left Wild ... This is artful fiction drawn with a deft, patient hand. The writing style is an ideal mashup of Larry McMurtry's burnish and Cormac McCarthy's grit ... Wade's writerly skill is topnotch and white hot in the visual, visceral quality of his description that breathes the landscape to life as a major character in the story ... All Things left Wild is a magnificent, beautifully drawn montage of contemplation, lightning-fast action, uncertainty and inevitability, pain, enormous loss, empty gain, an extraordinary adventure lived, and certainly, in retrospect, one not to be missed.''