Tenth of December
272 pages, 2013
George Saunders is a trailblazing writer who has dazzled critics and earned high praise for his realistic and moving work. His tenth book, “Tenth of December,” represents his most honest and accessible collection yet. In the haunting opening story “Victory Lap,” a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of his next-door neighbor and is faced with a terrifying choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or act? And in the title story, a heart-wrenching meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, cancer patient George Saunders discovers that dying can be as difficult as living.
In Tenth of December, George Saunders takes us on a journey through the human condition. He explores the complexities of our emotions, our desires, and our struggles. It's a great book to read if you want to understand more about what makes us tick.
Saunders shows us that short stories can be just as impactful as full-length novels. Each story in Tenth of December is a world in itself, filled with rich characters and thought-provoking themes. If you're a fan of short stories, you'll definitely want to check this book out.
One of the things that makes Tenth of December stand out is Saunders' use of dark humor and satire. He uses these tools to highlight the absurdities of our society and to make us question our own beliefs and actions. If you enjoy books that make you think and laugh at the same time, this one's for you.
George Saunders has a unique writing style that's both beautiful and engaging. He has a way of making even the most mundane situations seem extraordinary. If you're looking for a book that's a joy to read, you'll find it in Tenth of December.
Tenth of December is not just a collection of stories, it's also a reflection on morality. Saunders explores the concept of right and wrong, and challenges us to question our own moral compass. It's a book that will make you see the world in a different light.
Saunders' stories are both artful and profound. Darkly amusing and deeply human, this is the author at his absolute best.
George Saunders makes you feel as if you are reading fiction for the first time.
Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice. 'Tenth of December' is a devastating satire on the dark side of the American Dream.
Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny with a pen this deadly.
George Saunders is a complete original, unlike anyone else, thank god—and yet still he manages to be the rightful heir to three other complete American originals—Barthelme (the lyricism, the playfulness), Vonnegut (the outrage, the wit, the scope), and Twain (the common sense, the exasperation).