Short and Tweet Review of Fox 8

Fox 8 by George Saunders
Published on: 11/13/2018
Pages: 64

A darkly comic short story, a fable about the all too real impact that we humans have on the environment

Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after “danjer” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack.
In order to review as many books as possible without stressing ourselves out, these super mini- tweet style reviews are going to help balance our other review styles.  All our Short and Tweet reviews will be 140 characters or less (except when they are a bit longer). 😉 Thanks to Tif from Tif Talks Books for the idea!


Sweet, sad, and short.  Will totally make you want to set up fox sanctuaries.  Or maybe try to pass off a baby fox as a puppy so that the Hubs won't be all "no, you cannot adopt a wild animal just because you read a book about a cute, clever fox who learns to speak Yuman.  That's not how reality works." Sigh.

Midnight Rating