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Space Philler

George Saunders, the esteemed pencil-twitcher behind CivalWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia has a new book, released about 6 weeks ago, called The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil. Also, since the glossy printed world of literary magazines is zooming collectively toward the toilet, he's written an essay (nay, an exclusive essay) for Amazon. It's about his writing process in general, and this new book in particular.
What I hope for this book is simply that it entertains, using the old fashioned story-telling virtues: surprising form, charged language, humor, some truth there amid the wackiness. I hope this alternate world flares up in the reader's mind for a time, and thereafter reappears every now and then, like a vivid dream the reader once had, or, you know, a nightmare, of which he or she is oddly fond.

And if that doesn't interest you, you might want to schedule an appointment with your proctologist.
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