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In Persuasion Nation - George Saunders
In Persuasion Nation
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Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables-all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection. The best work yet from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon.   "The first thing you ought to know is... show more
Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables-all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection. The best work yet from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon.   "The first thing you ought to know is that Saunders is the funniest writer in America... [But] Saunders's laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures... I can't think of another writer who would try to do what Saunders is doing, or anything close to it. This is an important book." -- The Nation "Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart." -- Esquire From the author of Tenth of December...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781594482427 (159448242X)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
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pseudolibrary
pseudolibrary rated it
4.0 In Persuasion Nation
The title story is the best - Saunders is like an educational version of Adult Swim, with a little Jonathan Swift thrown in. I skipped the last story (lost interest).
SJane
SJane rated it
This gets four stars though it wasn't as good as "Pastoralia." Still it was well pitched and extremely funny. Saunders' dialogue is perfect. My favorite stories were "Bohemians," "Brad Carrigan," "CommComm," and "My Flamboyant Grandson." Ok, "The Red Bow" and "My Amendment" were also very entertaini...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
2.0
The first 4 stories in this book are delightfully, satirically funny! They are very clever commentary on our current American lifestyle. The very last story (commcomm) has some absolutely hilarious, laugh-out-loud lines poking fun at ultra-religious people and govt. bureaucrat-speak.The rest of the ...
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