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Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders
Lincoln in the Bardo
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The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil WarOn February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a... show more
The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil WarOn February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arri
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780812995343 (0812995341)
ASIN: 812995341
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
1.0 Not "finished" so much as "done with."
I got one and a half cds out of six listened to, took a break, and then spent a solid week avoiding going back to it. I listened to five or six episodes of The Lost Cat podcast, a couple of In Our Time, some Fresh Air, about an hour of James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain, and a couple shows o...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
4.0 LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders
Interesting way to look at death. It took me 80 pages to get into the book then I enjoyed it. I also had the wrong Lincoln, which did not help at the beginning. I liked how the historical records were interwoven into the story with the ghosts. I also liked how Vollmer and Blevins wanted what was...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Lincoln in the Bardo
Lincoln in the Bardo is all about structure. It's sold as a novel, but if publishers could make money from the selling of scripts, you know it would've been sold as such. It alternates between snippets of “historical” quotations and dialogue. Some readers will find this clever. Others will find it d...
Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it
4.5 Wow, I've Never Read Anything Like This
Most amazing narration with 166 different people, stars, musicians, family. Their unique voices and characters make this a most unusual and fascinating story. I admit to being a bit lost in the beginning till the time line clicked in my head and I understood the voices POV. The characters kept refer...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 Lincoln in the Bardo
Lincoln in the Bardo is a fascinating, unique and mesmerizing reading experience and I have to admit I have never read anything quite like it. Saunders takes the reader on a journey to the bardo, a kind of "in-between-place", where the souls of the dead, who have unfinished business on earth, ling...
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