Title: The Wolves that Live in Skin and Space
Author Name & Publisher: Danny Wylde and Christopher Daniel Zeischegg
Publication Date & Length: June 23, 2015 – 280 pgs
Set in Los Angeles amidst a dying adult film industry, real-life porn star and cam model Danny Wylde recounts the end of his career. He bears his last months with the death of a friend, a client’s dangerous fantasy, a secret boyfriend, and a family bent on destroying him. Wylde’s second novel moves the literature of pornography’s narrative past its decadent history and into the world of disposable, tube-site celebrity, month-to-month living, and dissolving barriers between consumer and consumed.
I went into this book knowing it was dark and gonna be a wild ride. However, I felt like even though there were quite a few emotional scenes, they were lacking. I didn’t connect to the character and what he was going through since it was all described how the reader should feel instead of showing us how it would feel.
A lot of scenes seemed just thrown at the reader without any lead in or descriptions, just blank and blank happened and we are expected to understand why the characters felt a certain way.
There was a whole lot that made me go OMG, what just happened?! And a few times of thinking ‘this book is sooooo weird and dark.’
However, over all, I think there was a LOT of promise there and I really felt like the author could grow into a very good, very well known writer with a bit more development and growth.
Christopher Daniel Zeischegg, better known by his stage name Danny Wylde, is an American pornographic actor, writer, musician, and filmmaker.
Wylde completed his GED and later earned a degree in film after six years of undergraduate study.
Wylde maintains a regular blog named Trve West Coast Fiction where he chronicles his life largely outside of his career in pornography. He contributed an essay to The Feminist Porn Book The Politics of Producing Pleasure byTristan Taormino, which was published in early 2013. Additionally, his written works have been featured on Smitten Kitten Online and the Bibliophile Érotique by Darling House blog, among other platforms.