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by George Saunders
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bookwookiee
bookwookiee rated it 5 years ago
Saunders is a genius.
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it 5 years ago
Wow. I finished George Saunders' Tenth of December in two days. That's about 251 pages. I know that may not seem like a lot to the average reader, but if you know anything about me, I'm usually a very slow reader. I take a lot of breaks, even if I'm enjoying the hell out of what I'm currently read...
Educate and Entertain
Educate and Entertain rated it 5 years ago
Just started this collection, after first reading "Sea Oak" and "Fox 8." Each story has been stellar, a jaw-dropping jewel of perfection. How did I not hear of this guy until 3 weeks ago?
The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it 6 years ago
George Saunders touches on the dark side of American society with humour, heavy irony and imagination. He’s very talented and avant-garde and deserves all the praise he gets.Tenth of December includes short stories full of brilliant symbolisms that combine elements of tragedy and comedy, in which ab...
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Intense. Each story packs a punch here, and I couldn't just sit and read one after the other. I needed to take a break and ponder awhile after each story. A truly remarkable, memorable collection of stories.
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 6 years ago
A quirky, funny, poignant set of stories that reflect a lot of what we Americans struggle through every day.
JeffreyParis
JeffreyParis rated it 6 years ago
I feel a little bad that I wasn't more taken with this collection. Saunders' amazing talent is on display, but I thought the interest generated in each story was mixed, and some didn't really wow me at all, including the title story. The world that is imaginatively reworked in [b:In Persuasion Nat...
Linhtalinhtinh
Linhtalinhtinh rated it 6 years ago
Picked up simply because of the title. Saunders has an absolutely distinct narration. While his is not my personal favorite, I can't deny that it has such stunning effects.
SJane
SJane rated it 6 years ago
George Saunders is the kind of contemporary writer that reminds you how crappy too many other contemporary writers are. These were marvelous stories - the diction is spot-on, the humor is buoyant and the humanity is consoling. I will admit I preferred [b:Pastoralia|14295|Pastoralia|George Saunders|h...
Infinite Joe
Infinite Joe rated it 6 years ago
This was my first reading of Saunders. I think I had first seen his name in something having to do with Adam Levin. I think Saunders teaches at Syracuse and Levin was his student at one point? This book then starting popping up on Goodreads ads and in my Recommendations page. Anyway, I decided t...
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