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The Best Book of Short Stories, Maybe Ever – Tenth of December by George Saunders

10th-December-saundersIf you’ve never heard of George Saunders, by the time you finish this sentence that malady will be remedied.  But if you’ve never read George Saunders, you still have some work to do.

Might I humbly suggest his new book of short stories, Tenth of December?  Yes, I might.

In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that this might be the best book of short stories I’ve ever read.  Nothing and no one has ever reminded me so much of Kurt Vonnegut’s short work while also being totally original.  I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a book.

I’m not even going to get into it all.  Go in blind and experience it.  Please, run, don’t walk, and grab a copy of Tenth of December.  

And it’s short, so no fussing about not having enough time!


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  • Rene January 25, 2013, 10:37 am

    Agree totally. He is often in the New Yorker and I love all his stories. And, of course, Vonnegut is one of my all-time favorite writers. Good choice and thanks for broadcasting Saunders. Plus Saunders is at Syracuse U, I believe, where I attended a long time ago. Go Orange!

  • Lindsay Wood January 31, 2013, 5:42 pm

    Oh, really? Why don’t you take a long gander at Ramona Ausubel’s forthcoming book of short stories, “A Guide to Being Born” and write about THIS amazing book sometime? Haven’t read Ramona yet? You’re in for a huge treat.

    • Josh Hanagarne January 31, 2013, 8:27 pm

      Will do, Ms. Wood. If it’s better than Saunders, I’ll buy you a…hmm…what do you want?