Book Reviews of The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
Author: George Saunders
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ISBN-13: 9781594481529
ISBN-10: 1594481520
Publication Date: 9/6/2005
Pages: 144
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Fun, interesting and a good allegory. Not quite as "deep" as I expected but more like a short children's story for adults. Its almost more a literary "art" project then a book.
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This is an interesting book that deals with fascism. The story does not really include humans, but rather machines with organic human like components. Phil, for example has a brain that sits on a rack, only secured with a screw. Needless to say, his brain regularly falls off the track and Phil starts yelling nonsensical things.
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Brilliant Satire of the Modern American Culture.
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Tom gave this to me several months ago laughing that I had to read it. It sat and sat. It's some sci-fi political humor thing. I dunno. It was okay. Apparently people love this guy. I thought it was just "okay" to be honest.

*shrug* Finished it just in time for Tom to come back with our copies of Harry Potter 7 though! WooHoo! He's on his way back with 'em!