I read George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardot a few years ago and was blown away by his creativity and narrative style. He takes well-used concepts, strips them bare, then reassembles them into unique and quirky stories. This collection of shorts certainly won’t be for everyone – his inventive use of language and punctuation takes some effort – but if you’re struggling, persevere and you’ll be rewarded! The stories are varied, several from near future sci-fi where humans are owned and manipulated, others are modern-day family tales, but most cover the theme of free-will and what it means to choose our futures.
Certainly better than a 4, so rounding up to a 5!