Staff Review - Jon Fine

Jonathan Fine - Receiving/Shipping Dept Manager in Manchester

Jon is the receiving manager and unofficial wellness director at Northshire and has worked here since 1998. He loves all things guitar- and listens mostly to blues, classic and selected contemporary rock, and most of all, music that defies genre- most especially The Derek Trucks Band. He loves the Maine coast and most frequently finds himself reading sports non-fiction, music memoirs and selected contemporary lit fiction. Personal gods include guitarist Derek Trucks and writer Ann Patchett.

George Saunders and the Blank, Blank Slate

Where does one begin in describing the Saunders novel Lincoln in the Bardo other than to say that the phrase “matter light blooming phenomenon” will never be the same again. Wait, you've never heard of “matter light blooming phenomenon”? Well, maybe that goes to show us something about Saunders brilliance; he crafts entirely original worlds, parallel to our own but with language and physical properties completely distinct yet fully, unquestionably real within the realm he creates.

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