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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Book Review. Spoiler: DNF!!

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Book Review. Spoiler: DNF!!

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Book Review. Spoiler: DNF!!Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
on February 2nd 2017
Genres: Fiction, Historical fiction, Literary fiction
Pages: 343
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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 War

On 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 arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son’s body. Set over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, the powers of good and evil, a novel - in its form and voice - completely unlike anything you have read before. It is also, in the end, an exploration of the deeper meaning and possibilities of life, written as only George Saunders can: with humor, pathos, and grace.

The premise certainly is intriguing and the widespread acclaim encouraging. Yet I could not finish this book!

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