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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.
This book is beautiful, and the title story is one of my favorite short stories of all time.Published 14 days ago by G. E. Kirby
Some of the short stories in this compendium worked better for me than others. Ironically, the title story, which is the longest, was somewhat of a disappointment. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Ed Telfeyan
It took me a some time before I "got" Saunders. He writes in a voice that is like you think. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Linda Dobson
The best advice I can give a potential reader of these short stories is to read the sampling provided. If you find it very amusing/interesting, get the book. Read morePublished 18 days ago by everyday man
Discovered Saunders on the Colbert Report and dove right into this book. Threads of the individual stories are difficult to pick up at first, but once oriented, this reader... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Gm.
Read a few stories here. I've read some other stories by GS. he reminds me of someone who's trying to act smart but doesn't say anything. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BronxRev
This book is fantastic. I love the stories. Saunders blends elements of the fantastic with incredibly strong and consistent character voices and unusual narrative styles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by NK