CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders

This book is a collection of short stories and a novella, all set in dystopian versions of America. The narratives often feature theme parks, which serve as metaphors for the cultural and moral decay of society. The characters are often trapped in low-wage jobs and are struggling to make ends meet, while also grappling with various personal issues. The stories are infused with dark humor and satire, and they provide a critique of capitalism and consumer culture.

The 5632nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 111

Since this book was first published in 1996, there is a penalty of 35.2%. The age adjusted score is 71.93.

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