Saunders is a master of the failed, pathetic Everyman, as one narrates each story in Civilwarland in Bad Decline.
This collection of short stories presents a strong and unique voice, wonderful composition, and a genuine sweetness missing in other "modern" works.
There are so many MFA programs out there now, that it seems like more people write short stories than read them.
Short, sweet, funny, delightful satire. Absurd truth. Verisimilitude. An album of American folks, a picture of America. A quick read with hours of contemplation. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Joshua Bigley
The writing is brisk, clean, and very darkly playful. However, the stories themselves are relentlessly pessimistic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Tucker
This book is clever in a tedious way. What starts out seeming clever quickly gets tedious. A good book to rapidly skim after reading two or three pages. Read morePublished 3 months ago by john
Good short stories often dark and sad. I liked reading these and plan on reading more of this author's works.Published 4 months ago by RobNY
I've enjoyed reading most of George Saunder's stories, including this one..His works are an amazing observation of many society's current state of affairs. - JSPublished 4 months ago by Gonzalo J. Sadia