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Tenth of December : stories

by George Saunders

  Print book : Fiction  |  1st ed

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Saunders is brilliant, as always   (2013-07-15)


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by kmcdouall

Saunders rises to his usual level of genius with the best of these stories, though the collection is watered down with several weak entries.  Still, he's at his best with "The Semplica Girl Diaries," a deeply disturbing banality-of-evil parody that addresses status insecurity, class divisions, exploitation of the weak, and objectification of humans in a startling and creepy fashion. Other top entries are "Escape from Spiderhead," about experimental manipulation and the nature of compassion, "Home," addressing the PTSD and anger or Iraq War veterans, and the title story, which provides a wholly unique path to averting a suicide attempt.

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