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Tenth of DecemberHe hopes will make him popular Although as a young boy discovers sometimes the voices fade and all you are left with is a frozen hill on a cold day in DecemberWith dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever settling present Tenth of December sings with astonishing charm and intensity and re affirms Saunders as one of our greatest living storytellers. Saunders is not for me; he is cut from a cloth that I cannot comfortably wear I would categorize him with Pynchon Eggers Donald Barthelme de Lillo David Foster Wallace Thom Jones and Ward Just I just cannot get along with these authors just like I cannot get along with certain types of music I can search for a sentence or two that is remarkable but I just cannot go with their flow I like so many authors and there are so many books that I will never read because I will have died first that I probably won't give this type of author another try Little touches of sci fi or magic realism no matter how minute always annoy meThe fault lies in my own taste I concede I am not edgy or indy I am not cutting edge I am not au courant and could perfectly happily reread Dickens and Trollope forever I am certain that I am not the reading public that most authors seek preferment fromI really liked the end of the acknowledgements when he said that somewhere in his youth or childhood he must have done something good A nice shout out to The Sound of Music which complicates the narrative voice I guess I cannot tell if and when he's being ironic

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Tenth of December characters  100 é Instantly astounding and enduringly haunting one of America's greatest writers gives us his most dazzling short story collection yet From the undisputed master of the short story George Saunders comes a dazzling and disturbing new collection His most wryly hilarious work to date Tenth of December illuminates hInstantly astounding and enduringly haunting one of America's greatest writers gives us his most dazzling short story collection yet From the undisputed master of the short story George Saunders comes a dazzling and disturbing new collection His most wryly hilarious work to date Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling pre. It's aggravating when all the critics turn out to be right and us readers just feel like we're trooping along behind them baa ing and bleating obediently George Saunders go o o o d Dan Brown ba a a a d The cover of this book is festooned like a Chrismas tree with blurby simperings from Jonathan Franzen Zadie Smith Margaret Atwood Jon McGregor and o yes Thomas Pynchon I guess after that lot they couldn't be bothered to call up Philip Roth Barack Obama or Nelson Mandela I bet those three were pretty miffed at not being asked for a uote Or maybe they sent in their effusive paragraphs but the publishers had enough by then and they didn't make the cut I think this irritation at having our taste and opinions herded around makes some people burst out with denunciations of The Beatles or Shakespeare or David Foster Wallace it's like artistic Tourette's syndrome I do sympathise with such victimsTenth of December is stuffed with at least seven great short stories really the only one I didn't love immoderately was the title track so Mr Saunders gets an obedient baaaa baaa from me

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Occupations A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Divisional Director Todd Birnie sends round a memo to employees he thinks need some inspiration; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of Darkenfloxx' in some unusual drug trials; and in an auction of local celebrities Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile that. the level of genius ain't sufficient to disguise the fact that most of these stories lack heart consider DFW and maureen mchugh both of whom paint with roughly the same palette y'know the pomo'ey uirky capitalism consumerism blahblahstuff white people like etcetcetc but whose stories feel not only topical and cultural critiuey but also weighty and alive saunders seems in love with an idea and kind of schematically lays it out as if a mere essay in the short uirky fiction form maybe craving a bit roundness heart andor weight is some reactionary booshit on my part or maybe saunders just doesn't do this as well as all the naked emporer watchers say i'll go with the latter but i'm not sure all this lazy reader wanted was a good read about weird people gonna go pick up the new lawrence wright 'the semplica girls diaries' is a near great story a terrible obvious reduction particularly for 2 such uniue writers but you catch my drift