George Saunders, "Adams"

Something has to be done about the neighbor.

(from In Persuasion Nation)

Okay, I have no idea why the neighbor was in his underwear in our protagonist’s house. But we’re seeing everything through the vaseline lens of a well-meaning-ish unreliable narrator who would never figure such things out anyway. So right on. I can’t really wrap my head around the particulars of this half-scary/half-funny little parable, but it ends as I figured it would. So, peace.
Read it here.

Yes, it has occurred to me to read something other than George Saunders.

3 thoughts on “George Saunders, "Adams"

  1. Anonymous

    It’s about America being attacked on September 11th, 2001. It then discusses America’s need to play the “world police” as far as weapons programs around the world.

  2. Anonymous

    It is a critique of the Iraq war, and the Bush administration. Adams – becomes Sadam when you put the S infront, this goes well with the narrator going into his home and stealing his guns out of fear, and then stealing his chemicals again out of fear (chemicals become an analogy for anthrax, one of the main reasons for the Iraq War. Or atleast that is how I interpret it.


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