Lincoln in the Bardo

61IO1JA11HLI am not sure what all the hype is about with Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. If you ask me, it’s people trying to seem like they are superbly intellectual by saying this was a pleasurable read. For me, it was one of the strangest and least satisfying books I have read. While it went quickly because there was not much to each page, since it all took place in one night, not much happened. The basic gist is a graveyard where Lincoln mourns his son, Willie. Chapters are either ghosts making observations or historical tidbits surrounding the Lincolns and Willie’s illness and death. I could absolutely have given this one a miss, though I am OK with discovering that it wasn’t worth the hype.

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