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Pastoralia
by George Saunders | Literature & Fiction
Registered by freelunch of Cairns, Queensland Australia on 1/29/2008
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by freelunch): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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In "Pastoralia", elements of contemporary life are twisted, merged and amplified into a slightly skewed version of modern America. A couple live and work in a caveman theme-park, where speaking is an instantly punishable offence. A born loser attends a self-help seminar where he is encouraged to rid himself of all the people who are 'crapping in your oatmeal'. And a male exotic dancer and his family are terrorised by their decomposing aunt who visits them with a solemn message from beyond the grave. With an uncanny combination of deadpan naturalism and uproarious humour, George Saunders creates a world that is both indelibly original and yet hauntingly familiar... 


Journal Entry 2 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, February 13, 2008

8 out of 10

The stories in this book are FIRPO, but also they're not. 


Journal Entry 3 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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