The Brain-Dead Megaphone- George Saunders


Author: George Saunders

Collection of essays from Amercia’s best short story writer, dealing with the banality of the media, how they appeal to the lowest common denominator as well as travel explorations of Dubai, the border of the USA and Mexico and Nepal.

Key Ideas

  • Humour is a Weapon.
  • Link to Vonnegut with overwhelming empathy for other human beings and their foibles (there’s an introduction to Slaughterhouse 5 in here that makes the link explicit.)

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