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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline - George Saunders
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
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4.21 70
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099595816 (0099595818)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 179
Edition language: English
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Burgoo
Burgoo rated it
Great biting satire. Unsettling how its dystopian future is rapidly becoming our present. Recommended.
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
2.0 CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
My current entry for my annual litmus test to evaluate whether or not I've transformed into a Short Story Reader. This one didn't convert me, and failed to be one of the rare exceptions of the genre that excites. Loved: the surreality of the settings, the dreamy decay of it all. Hated: the unexplore...
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
4.5 Quirky. Dark. Bizarre. Brilliant.
As soon as I finished Tenth of December, I immediately wanted to read another collection by George Saunders. I chose CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, and from my understanding this was his first collection. And what a helluva collection it is. These stories may have shades of Vonnegut to them, but Saund...
riley
riley rated it
4.0 The New Vonnegut is pretty accurate
I had no idea what this was. This book was bought for me as a gift because of the civil war painting on the cover and the gifter and I didn't bother to read anything on the back. Anyway... The comparisons to Vonnegut are pretty accurate, only Saunders is darker and more offensive. As someone who use...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
This month's post-apocalyptic book club selection...A slim collection of seven short stories... well, six short stories and one longish story. Individually, every one of these stories was very good. However, in the end, I wound up deducting a star because, well, they're all kind of the same story.Do...
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