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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2013, 10:25:33 AM »
Didn't realize this happened. I'll be purchasing and reading this at some point. Does it technically count as a book released in 2013?


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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2013, 06:12:09 PM »
Might start that tomorrow, has anyone else read it yet? Saunders is the man.

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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2013, 10:33:59 PM »
Ashamed to say I haven't read any George Saunders. Would you recommend I start with CIVILWARLAND IN BAD DECLINE?

He was on COLBERT a couple weeks back to promote TENTH OF DECEMBER.

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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2013, 08:58:54 AM »
I haven't read a ton, but I started with Civilwarland in Bad Decline, though I think "Pastoralia" is the best thing from him I've read so far.

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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2013, 09:48:28 AM »
True crime has been good to me lately but taking a break for this:


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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2013, 09:58:43 AM »
I haven't read a ton, but I started with Civilwarland in Bad Decline, though I think "Pastoralia" is the best thing from him I've read so far.

Boom! Finally started Tenth of December and thus far the stories have been quite good. Looking over the Saunders I have read before this one (really only three or four stories it looks like), he's been mostly hit for me. I don't remember much of "Sea Oak" but it stands at the weak link in my faded memory.

This collection is being called his "most accessible" from what reviews and stuff seem to say. I don't think he's super difficult to penetrate (though certainly "CivilWarLand" and "Pastoralia" do not exist as the most conventional of narratives), and thus far these stories seem more in line with his other stuff. Look forward to reading more.

EDIT: Apparently this guy is also compared to Vonnegut a good deal. I haven't read Kurt's stuff, but I'll take others's word.
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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2013, 06:27:46 PM »
"It's not art unless it has the potential to be a disaster." Bansky

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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2013, 07:49:07 AM »
"Time is the speed at which the past decays."

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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2013, 01:12:13 PM »


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Re: Currently Reading (2013 Edition)
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2013, 01:29:02 PM »
A bit late, considering that it's almost March, but I don't mind.