Friday, January 22, 2010

Saunders Saunders Saunders

Pastoralia: Stories and a Novella
by George Saunders
(5 scoops)
Thought provoking. Amusing. Haunting.
Simply brilliant.


  1. i LOVE LOVE LOVE these stories.

  2. Yay! Yay! Yay!
    (And that's just another reason why I love YOU!)

  3. I frigging love Saunders. Danielle turned me on to him a few years ago and I have been obsessed ever since. His collections Civilwarland in Bad Decline and In Persuasion Nation are just as good. 5 Scoops all around!

  4. I was nervous about reading the other collections and being let down, but now I will read them for sure!

  5. The problem with George Saunders (at least civilwarland) is that if you read, say, seven stories in a row, his tricks start to become very transparent. This is the problem with Denis Johnson, too.