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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil


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I was somewhat surprised that I didn't find any threads about George Saunders, author of many fun Shouts and Murmurs columns in The New Yorker and the wonderfully fun Pastoralia. So, after reading The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil I decided to rectify the situation and hope like the dickens that someone besides me has read this small little treat. [if you haven't read Phil, it's easily done in an evening.]

My review of The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil is here. But I will say, in short, that what makes this book more than just a fun skewering of the contemporary political scene is the ending. Saunders seems to be making a well-known to Christians but not terribly popular comment on the nature of sin and humanity. Do you see Saunders as hopeful? Pessimistic? Both?

Jesus is not a zombie...I shouldn't have to tell you that.

--Agent Booth, Bones

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