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Very dark ironic humor, a unique and interesting style, and a collection of great short stories.
Unfortunately however overall the rating is dragged down by at least two stories which are simply not worthy of the rest of the book and would get no stars in my view.
These are stories that engage the reader in both the narrative and in the minds of the characters.
What's real and what's culturally impoverishing? How class and authority shape our lives. What does it mean to be human, to be alive? Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I just loved this collection. The stories are mostly brief but wow, do they pack a punch. Saunders' use of language is so taut and fresh; the prose alternates between hilarious and... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Golden
A playful, funny, kind writer who clearly loves language in an unpretentious and totally enjoyable way. Read morePublished 24 days ago by MARK DIMASSIMO
There were a couple of amazing stories in this book. I don't usually read short stories, but I had no trouble staying interested in this collection.Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
I watched the author's address to the graduates of Syracuse on youtube and it was one of the most moving speeches I've ever heard so I was anxious to read this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Moring
I bought this based on the positive book reviews and was quite disappointed. Stories were too bazar and were written to shock the reader. Would not recommend..Published 1 month ago by Robert Sands
Some of the member of my book club loved this book, but another member and I couldn't stand it. Stopped reading after 100 pages. Read morePublished 1 month ago by slip