A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
Thoughts so far:
Delightful for writers and readers alike. Saunders has such an affection for the stories he writes about, I can’t help but love them too (well, in the case of a few, I can’t help but want to love them). I appreciate how he outlines the different ways we can read, unpack, or analyze a story–and I really appreciate that the stories themselves are included within the book. No more wasting hours on google looking for a free version of the story being referenced!
So far I’ve enjoyed the first two stories the best. I’m learning there’s lots to these old Russian guys to still be enjoyed, and I’m learning that it’s probably time for me to pick up a collection of Saunders’ stories. His voice in this book is so compelling. I can only imagine how it flourishes in fiction.
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