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Pastoralia - George Saunders
Pastoralia
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Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses his New York Times Notable Book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, with this bestselling collection of stories set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape.One of... show more
Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses his New York Times Notable Book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, with this bestselling collection of stories set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape.One of Entertainment Weekly’s Ten Best Books of the Year
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781573228725 (1573228729)
ASIN: 1573228729
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
4.5 Saunders delivers yet again A wonderfully twisted, funny, and sad collection of tales.
Keeping this short and sweet. This is another wonderful collection from George Saunders. So far I've loved every collection of his I've read (I only have one more left now to read, I believe). Saunders has such a unique voice, even when he writes in third person. You really get into the minds of a...
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it
4.0 Pastoralia by George Saunders
I'm really more of a 3.5 on this one, but I feel generous today, so I'm going to officially record this rating as a 4. Because I like the darkness, the slightly skewed sense of humor, the obvious grain of salt with which the author looks at modern society. But it also seemed a little repetitive - ...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
0.0
I guess this is funny? It's a great cover.
Dilettante
Dilettante rated it
3.0 Pastoralia
I really enjoyed the opening story of this collection by George Saunders, and based on it alone, I will search out some more of his work. I do have to say, however, that many of the stories are kind of repetitive and one-note. I would characterize his satire as less Vonnegut-like, and more Swiftian....
lebrunskibooks
lebrunskibooks rated it
3.0 Pastoralia
George Saunders is great, and I liked this book. I would probably have given it a four-star rating, but I read it immediately after reading In Persuasion Nation which I thought was superior. The first story/novella was I thought the strongest of the collection, but the language in the last one was...
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