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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2008

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    3.5 stars. You won't find CivilWarLand- or Pastoralia-grade laughs here, but you'll find a few. You'll also find a withering commentary on the basic human tendency to separate the world into Us and Them, and on the often concomitant basic human tendency to blindly follow leaders who define the 'Us's and 'Thems's in ways that soothe Us.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

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    I noticed that a previous commenter referred to this book as "stupid/peurile," and I couldn't agree more! I give this book five stars because it's supposed to be "stupid." The entire 130 pages, in large font, double-spaced, takes place in the land of Inner and Outer Horner, home to strange, human-like characters. The story of this absurd, miniature realm finds humor in two miserable, offensive things: genocide and fascism. The overdramatic style reflects the most absurd characters, the president (Phil) and his advisor, the uncertain soldiers, and the loud-mouthed media (with megaphones growing out of their clavicles).
    This book has some very dark, silly humor, and is reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s novels with a more Seussical style. It’s short and highly entertaining, so you easily get caught up in it, only to realize you’ve finished! I loved it, and I found it perfect for a boring, lazy afternoon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

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    I'm be too embarrassed to use 'stupid' as a review for a book, so I looked for an adequate synonym and thought this fit: 'peurile,' which is especially apropos of the writing style exemplified by this book. But 'stupid' might suit the purpose better, because 'Reign of Phil' is truly unworthy of any higher criticism.

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