Tenth of December


Saunders, George

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Tenth of December
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A collection of stories which includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780812993806
Branch Call Number: FICTION SAUNDERS 2013
Characteristics: 251 p. ;,22 cm


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Comment by: multcolib_central Jul 11, 2014

Bizarre, surreal stealthily funny...for fans of Vonnegnt.

Saunders has the extraordinary ability to get right inside the heads of his narrator with thrilling speed. These stories are as fun as they are intelligent.

Saunders masterfully weaves realistic tales that become very weird so subtley that you may not even notice it at first.

Through a series of short stories, Saunders paints a thought-provoking picture at a somewhat futuristic world and its beleaguered inhabitants.

The absurd and the surreal become entwined in the lives of everyday people in this sometimes disturbing and challenging collection of short stories.

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We would love to have this book at Battery Park City library!

2 Copies please

Thank You

Sep 04, 2014
  • HujeBohoc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In terms of short stories, you can't do much better than this collection.

Bizarre, surreal stealthily funny...for fans of Vonnegnt.

Jun 16, 2014
  • NFN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wildly original stories that surprise, challenge and entertain.

Feb 04, 2014
  • bsevertsen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best compilations I've read - very memorable stories.

Jan 18, 2014
  • Raun rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I could not find one good thing to say about this book of short stories. Not engaging, not meaningful. I picked up this one based on reviews. I must be missing something here. Perhaps this one is best left to the literary types ...

Jan 10, 2014
  • dbarry111 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I agree with lucas's comment below...I was very disap,pointed with this book. I heard him interviewed on Face the Nation and was expecting to be really absorbed by a compelling story told with wit. But I found the stories odd, idiosyncratic, and not in a way that was intriguing. I've read Donald Barthelme and other "post-modern" writers who play with language and I've liked, but these stories didn't hold together. I didn't find them emotionally compelling, which I thought I would have.

Dec 26, 2013
  • Jane60201 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is one strange book. At times funny and at times just plain weird. Definitely one of a kind.

Sep 04, 2013
  • ohialehuadef rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My first reading of George Saunders - wow. Loved these stories, some stronger than others, but all thought provoking and moving. I must say I had trouble reading most of these in one sitting - more because they challenged my thinking, made me uncomfortable, made me want to take a breather - great writing! Very Kurt Vonnegutesque for the new millennium...

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