Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tenth of December
Masterful. Readers who enjoy short stories are those most likely to appreciate the first collection in six years from a real master of this genre, George Saunders. The stories in Tenth of December are short and shorter, and each one packs a wallop. I finished some only to reread, trying to answer the questions: what did he just do and how did he do it. Some readers will find selected stories to be disturbing or dystopic. Part of Saunders’ skill is in taking elements of our familiar world, and using extreme characters and unusual situations as ways to reflect the range of human behavior. I loved these stories, and highly recommend this collection. Rating: Five-star (I loved it) Click here to purchase Tenth of December from amazon.com.