Don’t know how I had missed George Saunders’s website, which pointed me this morning to his American Psyche series for the Guardian, which I had somehow also missed. I was pointed to all of this by a blog post about how his CivilWarLand in Bad Decline had been optioned by Ben Stiller, which first sent me sinking, but on reading further, I saw the author of that post asks the reader to consider what Stiller had done with Tropic Thunder (in a good way). Kelly liked that movie so I suppose I’ll withhold judgment– actually, I’m sure a film version of anything Saunders has written will be super, since his dialogue is always cracking me up. You know, I was re-reading My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable yesterday, as a stalling tactic, and I was reminded that there is something similar about George Saunders and David Rees. Looks like I’m not the only one who has made the connection.
He (George Saunders) had a good recent story in the New Yorker as well.I should mention that it is now my job to know this type of thing. Hat tip to Google Alerts for keeping me informed.