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Tenth of December by George Saunders
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Jan 30, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: award-winners, funny, literary-fiction, short-stories

Teton County Library Call No: F SAUNDERS G (new)

Marisa's rating: 4 stars
What a bizarre romp! This was such an interesting story collection-- from the way Saunders wrote these stories, to the actual plots, to the hyper-dystopia world he created -- overall, a unique experience. This is the kind of writing that can take a few pages to figure out what exactly is happening -- from the inscrutable written perspective (it often took me a while to figure out who exactly was the narrator and what their motivation was-- especially in the first story "Victory Lap"), to a story-line that never went in an expected direction , I found this book to paint pictures that I know I have never even imagined. The collection had moments where the language (especially in "My Chivalric Fiasco") told it's own story -- the words themselves spoke of the world he was creating. Creative, exciting, thought-provoking, disturbing and sometimes, just weird -- I loved this modern book and the questions it poses.

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January 30, 2014 – Shelved
January 30, 2014 – Shelved as: award-winners
January 30, 2014 – Shelved as: funny
January 30, 2014 – Shelved as: literary-fiction
January 30, 2014 – Shelved as: short-stories
January 30, 2014 – Finished Reading

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