The Braindead Megaphone
As he faces a political and cultural reality saturated with lazy media, false promises and political doublespeak, Saunders invokes the wisdom of American literary heroes Twain, Vonnegut and Barthelme and inspires us to re-examine our assumptions about the world we live in, as we struggle to discover what is really there.
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Saunders's bitingly clever and compassionate essays are a Mark Twain-syle shot in the arm for Americans, an antidote to the dumbing down virus plaguing our country
With a keen sense of the absurd, incandescent creativity, and abiding empathy, Saunders catapults the essay into new and thrilling directions
Deceptively light... deadpan funny... Saunders, as an American social and literary critic, may be shaping up as the Orwell of the millennium
Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny
Again and again, Saunders demonstrates that wacky, subversive, formally strange writing is not only contrary to our nation's capitalist spirit, it's the most natural and effective of responses to it. He makes the all-but-impossible look effortless. We're lucky to have him
Saunders is a warm and funny guide through familiar and foreign landscapes... His job is to observe and be funny... in a tone often reminiscent of Bill Bryson