George Saunders: telling stories of people – #BlogchatterA2Z

When a situation in life puts you at the crossroads and you have to choose one of them, you have to do it. No, I am not trying to preach any heavy philosophy. These choices are our day to day life. Yesterday I missed my post in A to Z, and technically, that’s failure in the challenge. But, when your goal while doing or participating something is clear, it doesn’t matter if you upload your post on next day. This is what the choice is all about.

Georrge Saunders

The author I am choosing for the alphabet G writes his all stories about such choices done by people and their lives. I want you to meet Mr. George Saunders from Texas USA. He’s the author of many short stories, novellas, novels, essays and children’s books.

The book I have chosen for this TBR post is Tenth of December. The book is a collection of 10 short stories about people, their relationships along with the class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war. The way he describes his characters, their feelings with apt metaphors, idioms and phrases is phenomenal. In an article for GQ in 2005, Saunders wrote: “What a powerful thing to know: That one’s own desires are mappable onto strangers; that what one finds in oneself will most certainly be found in The Other.” Sian Cain writes quoting this in her review for The Guardian, “it’s exactly this sensation that lends such heft to his writing: the countless, gentle sentences that pop out of his stories, sparking flashes of internal recognition – I do that! I’ve thought that before! – with such sweet clarity that you cannot help but feel completely, uncomfortably understood.”

 

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Photo Curtsy: Tim Knox

 

I am very much looking forward to reading this book and just because of title has December in it, I want to read it in chilly mornings of December, if possible at some place where it snows. Would you like to join me for Buddy Reading?


I am adding this to the amazing bucket of blogs at #BlogchatterA2Z.

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