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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
Author: George Saunders
In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a time, citizens waiting to enter the country fall under the rule of the power-hungry and tyrannical Phil, setting off a chain of injustice and mass hysteria. — An "Animal Farm" for the 21st century, this is an incendiary political satire of ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781408870525
ISBN-10: 1408870525
Publication Date: 2017
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Publisher: Bloomsbury
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 5
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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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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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