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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline Free read ´ 2 Ã Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 1573225797 ISBN13 9781573225793 An alternate cover edition exists hereFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for FictionA New York Times Notable BookThis book is a rare event a brilliant new satirist burstinE and originality Tobias WolffA cool satirist and a wicked stylist The uirkiest and most accomplished short story debut since Barry Hannah's Airships Jay McInerney The New York Times Book ReviewIngenious full of savage humor and originality and scorching brilliance the author creates a nightmarish post apocalyptic world that might have been envisioned by Walt Disney on acid The Philadelphia InuirerThe debut of an exciting new voice in fiction Mr Saunders writes like the illegitimate offspring of Nathaniel West and Kurt Vonnegut perhaps a distant relative of Mark Leyner and Steven Wright He's a savage satirist with a sentimental stre. Using lavish grotesue and generously mocking political correctness and hypocrisy George Saunders thrashes everyday life to pitiful trash reducing the States to the ridiculous dystopia of dark agesThat night I sleep a troubled sleep beside a fetid stream I dream of Limbo a tiny room full of dull people eternally discussing their dental work while sipping lukewarm tea I wake at first light and hike through miles of failing forest and around noon arrive in a village of paranoiacs standing with rifles in the doorways of flapper era homes It’s a nice town No signs of plunder or panic The McDonald’s has been occupied by the radical Church of Appropriate Humility Everyone calls them Guilters The ultimate Guilter ritual is when one of them goes into a frenzy and thrusts his or her hand into a deep fryer A mangled hand is a badge of honor All the elders have two and need to be helped on and off with their coatsEconomics politics ecology morals and culture degraded dramatically but at the same time vulgarity progressed incongruouslyThe day it happened an attractive all girl glee club was lying around on the concrete in Kawabunga Kove in Day Glo suits looking for all the world like a bunch of blooms The president and sergeant at arms were standing with brown ankles in the shallow favorably comparing my Attraction to real surf To increase my appeal I had the sea chanteys blaring I was operating at the prescribed wave freuency setting but in my lust for the glee club had the magnitude peggedBread and circuses entertainment is the basis of civilization Whatever happens show must go on and the citizens must be entertained

CivilWarLand in Bad DeclineE and originality Tobias WolffA cool satirist and a wicked stylist The uirkiest and most accomplished short story debut since Barry Hannah's Airships Jay McInerney The New York Times Book ReviewIngenious full of savage humor and originality and scorching brilliance the author creates a nightmarish post apocalyptic world that might have been envisioned by Walt Disney on acid The Philadelphia InuirerThe debut of an exciting new voice in fiction Mr Saunders writes like the illegitimate offspring of Nathaniel West and Kurt Vonnegut perhaps a distant relative of Mark Leyner and Steven Wright He's a savage satirist with a sentimental stre. Using lavish grotesue and generously mocking political correctness and hypocrisy George Saunders thrashes everyday life to pitiful trash reducing the States to the ridiculous dystopia of dark agesThat night I sleep a troubled sleep beside a fetid stream I dream of Limbo a tiny room full of dull people eternally discussing their dental work while sipping lukewarm tea I wake at first light and hike through miles of failing forest and around noon arrive in a village of paranoiacs standing with rifles in the doorways of flapper era homes It’s a nice town No signs of plunder or panic The McDonald’s has been occupied by the radical Church of Appropriate Humility Everyone calls them Guilters The ultimate Guilter ritual is when one of them goes into a frenzy and thrusts his or her hand into a deep fryer A mangled hand is a badge of honor All the elders have two and need to be helped on and off with their coatsEconomics politics ecology morals and culture degraded dramatically but at the same time vulgarity progressed incongruouslyThe day it happened an attractive all girl glee club was lying around on the concrete in Kawabunga Kove in Day Glo suits looking for all the world like a bunch of blooms The president and sergeant at arms were standing with brown ankles in the shallow favorably comparing my Attraction to real surf To increase my appeal I had the sea chanteys blaring I was operating at the prescribed wave freuency setting but in my lust for the glee club had the magnitude peggedBread and circuses entertainment is the basis of civilization Whatever happens show must go on and the citizens must be entertained

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline ↠ Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 1573225797 ISBN13 9781573225793 An alternate cover edition exists hereFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for FictionA New York Times Notable BookThis book is a rare event a brilliant new satirist bursting out of the gate in full stride wildly funny pure generous all that a great humorist should be Garrison KeillorAn astoundingly tuned voice graceful dark authentic and funny telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times Thomas PynchonScary hilarious and unforgettable George Saunders is a writer of arresting brillianc. ‘ What a degraded cosmos’We live in a world where cruelty towards others is becoming and accepted – how easy we rationalize our self righteous anger against someone who cut us off brought us an undercooked meal said something stupid etc and even seen as funny Saunders like the ghost of Christmas future would like to show us where that is leading us Civilwarland In Bad Decline his first collection of stories paints a grim portrait of a near future filled with everything from economic collapse murderous CEO’s moral degradation on a mass scale and a world dominated or enslaved by the rich callous and self absorbed His satire which manages to extract a comedic flair from all the foreboding gloom cuts to the core of our morality Saunders presents us with the inner thoughts of the poor and the meek the dregs of a future society not that unlike our own as he cautions us against our mistreatment of others and the self important beliefs that drive us to sidestep our moralityGeorge Saunders thinks we are all assholes and he is probably right While we feel safety in our knowledge that each story is removed from our own reality the creeping dread at seeing our own world our actions or those of people we know elevated to such apocalyptic proportions is frightening In nearly every story the economy has driven us to a state where the wealthy dominate and all others are mere chattel disposable employees who suffer horrific treatment just to scrape by We see people pushed through degrading drudgery just to survive dehumanized enslaved and laughed at and we see those who have risen above it only looking down with mirthful scorn Each person is just a pawn in everyone else’s game It is this self centered view that led the world to such a predicament     Dad said she should try to understand that other people even ignorant people even poor people loved their children every bit as much as she loved hers    ”Tell me something I don’t know” she said “The point is I don’t love their kids as much as I love mine” Immanuel Kant’s first Categorical Imperative states that ‘ Act only on the maxim whereby thou canst at the same time will that it should become a universal law’ Through his stories Saunders argues that if we all look out only for ourselves if we all ignore the needs of others then we are doomed to this degradation of moral ethical and economic standards The 400lb CEO is a ripe example of our cruelty towards others as the reader witnesses the inner turmoil of a good man albeit an obese man as he clings to his morality while beleaguered by insults and jokes at his weight – his coworkers openly mock him to his face with no thought to how it might affect him This instills a tragic belief that perfectly captures the essence of Saunders’ message’ I have a sense that God is unfair and preferentially punishes his weak his dumb his fat his lazy I believe he takes pleasure in his perfect creatures and cheers them on like a brainless dad as they run roughshod over the rest of us He gives us a desire to be liked and personal attributes that make us utterly unlikable Having placed his flawed and needy children in a world of Read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È George Saunders

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George Saunders È 2 Free read Ak who delineates in these pages the dark underbelly of the American dream the losses delusions and terrors suffered by the lonely the disenfranchised the downtrodden and the plain unlucky Bizarre events pop up regularly in CivilWarLand like road signs on a highway directing the reader toward the dark heart of Mr Saunders's America What powers the stories along is Mr Saunders's wonderfully demented language his ear for absurdity and slang his own patented blend of psychobabble techno talk and existential angst Mr Saunders's satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it is also ferocious and very funny The New York Times    . Poor George Saunders must have had a real real bad theme park experience in his youth This collection of stories makes the dystopia of Zombieland seem sedate I love Saunders' take on American consumption and the way he is able to shove values and virtues of 20th century America into a funky future that makes all our virtues absurd and makes this anti utopia seem closer than you might have previously imagined