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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

  • Title: The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
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  • ISBN : 9781594481529
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 130 pages


From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a time, citizens waiting to enter the country fall under the rule of the power hungry and tyrannical Phil, setting off a chain of injustice and mass hysteria.An Animal Far From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a time, citizens waiting to enter the country fall under the rule of the power hungry and tyrannical Phil, setting off a chain of injustice and mass hysteria.An Animal Farm for the 21st century, this is an incendiary political satire of unprecedented imagination, spiky humor, and cautionary appreciation for the hysteric in everyone Over six years in the writing, and brilliantly and beautifully packaged, this novella is Saunders first stand alone, book length work and his first book for adults in five years


Author George Saunders

George Saunders was born December 2, 1958 and raised on the south side of Chicago In 1981 he received a B.S in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado He worked at Radian International, an environmental engineering firm in Rochester, NY as a technical writer and geophysical engineer from 1989 to 1996 He has also worked in Sumatra on an oil exploration geophysi




The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil Reviews (31)

  • ida know i love george saunders, but this one was just too lightweight for me i wish i could just stand behind anything george saunders did, but i must remain objective and trustworthy, because of the importance of goodreads.com reviews. [..]

  • Personal Preface I will begin with something that is sure to become dated very quickly, but the date on which the review is posted can be seen in the top right corner of the review anyway, like a school paper, so I suppose it can become an electronic time capsule, as everything already is on the int [..]

  • The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil is a satire and political allegory that I picked up a few weeks ago, not knowing how prophetic it was going to turn out to be In this surrealistic novella, Phil, an opportunist and demagogue, takes control of the nation of Outer Horner by appealing to national [..]

  • tek adam yonetimine ve suru mantigiyla hareket etmeye dair tuyler urpertirken guldurmeyi de basaran harika bir novella ve ozellikle muhtesem bir son kisacik ama oldukca tatmin edici bu kitabi cok begendim. [..]

  • I have had Phil on my list now for years A very long time So long that it first appeared on a list I kept in a Moleskin because I wasn t on gr just yet I find it on a page which also contains the titles Omega Minor and At Swim, Two Boys with a note on the latter, 1st edition onl [..]

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