Books

Book Review: CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders

If there is a place where the despicable human nature goes, it goes between the covers of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline. This collection of short stories shows how twisted we and life (mostly life) can be and how easily we shrug off the bad, the ugly, and the criminally insane. I think the collection is a warning if things keep going on as they are now we will end up in the bizarre world of George Saunders. Our obsession with money, fame, and our self combined with the times which doesn’t give a crit about misfortune and us can only be a slippery slope to this world where only the bad is brought up. All I can hope we don’t end up like this melancholic madness where nothing makes sense, where stealing a candy bar gets you killed, and where ridicule is the norm. Hey, wait? Oh, crit.

I’m not sure if I liked the book. There were three stories that stuck with me and only one of them I was intrigued with. The collection isn’t bad, but I think I would have liked more tuning. I don’t mind it was dark, odd, and boring at times, but what I would have liked was clarity and reason to get attached with the characters.

The book is a muddy blue and suitable for those days when getting out of bed is hard. When a hint of pessimism is what cheers you up.

Thank you for reading!

0 comments on “Book Review: CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Lebana's Journey |Prose and Poetry|

I Dare You to Figure Me Out

lovenlosses

Highs and lows of life.

MetNews

Free PLR Content

deepak sharma writes

Short and Inspiring Stories, Travel Memoirs and Articles

Victoria Dutu Author Books and Paintings

Buy just now these Books and Painting created by me, VICTORIA DUTU. My paintings and books are about a world of soul, mind, heart, love, suffer, faith, God, man and women, powerful of heart and mind, victory, success, to be strong and winner in our time.

Life in Copenhagen

Life in Copenhagen, Denmark, after moving during Covid-19.

Victoria Dutu *** Art Gallery and Books ***Galeria de PICTURI SI CARTI

Buy a Book and a Painting created by me, because them are intelligent and beautiful.* Comanda acum o carte si o pictura create de mine pentru ca au la baza principiul estetic de frumos! * Telefon&WhatsApp:+40740.27.99.08/ books@victoriadutu.com/ victoritadutu@gmail.com

Being Zab

The Storyteller (Qissa-Go)

SAMANTHA THE READER

A BLOG FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS ...

Ange Marie Blog

Affiliate, Mobile, Social Media and Digital Marketing

Welcome To Milestonemonger`s Homepage

Welcome you to follow my journey!

Flora Fiction

A Creative Space

Mounzer Darwich

Be dedicated...................... Blog for free debate and dialogue in the affairs of society, family and people

Simplify Tasks

Want to learn the simple way?

The Reader Next Door

A book journal (mostly)

The Alchemist's Studio

Raku pottery, vases, and gifts

It's all about Inspiration

Inspiration is our vision as it is the key to success. This Blog is about Personality Development, SEO, Amazon Affiliate Marketing, Blog ideas, and photography.

%d bloggers like this: