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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Saunders delivers yet again A wonderfully twisted, funny, and sad collection of tales.

Pastoralia - George Saunders

Keeping this short and sweet. This is another wonderful collection from George Saunders. So far I've loved every collection of his I've read (I only have one more left now to read, I believe).


Saunders has such a unique voice, even when he writes in third person. You really get into the minds of all of the characters. He gives them an unfiltered voice, and a lot of times stories read like a bunch of mind ramblings--yet it's so intriguing as hell.


No stinkers in this one. I have my favorites, however:



Sea Oak

The End of FIRPO in the World

The Barber's Unhappiness


This is a slim collection that goes by quickly, yet nothing feels wasted or rushed.


Do I note any reading difficulties? I do not. How do I rate my enjoyment of this collection overall? Very good. Are there any Situations which require Meditation?


There are not.


I rate this 4 and a half stars, and I fax it in.