Thursday, October 27, 2005

More Reasons to Love George Saunders

You may have noticed my new credo on the side, once again words not my own but gloriously, perfectly befitting my life and worldview, and by its association with all things me, including this blog. I just finished The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, from whence the quote came, his novella, I suppose, an uproarious and typically Saundersian book about “a nation so small it can only accommodate one citizen at a time.” I’ve heard it was supposed to be a children’s book until he realized he was writing about genocide.

3 comments:

Dean said...

I'm going to have to find me some George Saunders.

B. E. Pinkham said...

I too enjoyed The Brief and Frightening Reing of Phil, then happened to read your post, then, this afternoon, while taking my daughter to the dentist, happened to pick up the November issue of GQ (which happened to have Orlando Bloom on the cover--not that that's why I would pick up a magazine, oh no no no no no!)to discover George Saunders'wonderful, funny article about the wonders of Dubai. I read half of it before the dentist called us in. Go check it out!

Betsy said...

Do it Dean! CommComm is online at The New Yorker and it's awesome.

Ellen - I will! And thanks again for coming to the show and being such a sport!