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Lincoln in the Bardo
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, "Lincoln in the Bardo"is a literary experience unlike any other for no one but Saunders could conceive it. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. My poor boy, he was too good for this earth, the president says at the time. God has called him home. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy s body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a thrilling, supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory, where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie s soul."Lincoln in the Bardo"is an astonishingfeat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices living and dead, historical and invented to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when weknow that everything we love must end? Praise for George Saunders No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders. Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time. Khaled Hosseini George Saunders is a complete original. There is no one better, no one more essential to our national sense of self and sanity. Dave Eggers Few people cut as hard or deep as Saunders does. Junot Diaz Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny. Zadie Smith George Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless. We re lucky to have him. Jonathan Franzen An astoundingly tuned voice graceful, dark, authentic, and funny telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times. Thomas Pynchon"
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OriginalCyn620
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If a good #ghoststory is your thing, I‘d recommend either of these! 👻
#fallisbooked

MallenNC I need a ghost story for a reading prompt. 9h
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC I have copies of both if you want to borrow one! But the audio of Lincoln was great if you want to go that route. (edited) 8h
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I think that‘s what I‘m going to do. I have a print copy of it so I could follow along if needed. 8h
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Jari-chan
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There are so many ghosts to be found in that wonderful book, so I guess it counts as #ghoststory as well.

#fallisbooked

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pigeonsandcrows
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So far this one has been a punch in the gut with the themes of the death of a child and Lincoln's grieving, but I'm enjoying the format and the whole concept more than I thought I might.

Tanisha_A I loved this. Unique storytelling! 2d
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Scochrane26
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Day 12- Saunders writes some weird stories, and Lincoln in the Bardo is definitely strange at first. I liked it though; it hit the feels when Lincoln came to see his son and at other times during the story. Set in a #graveyard. #chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick #scarathlon #teamslaughter

Addison_Reads Great pick for this prompt. ☺ 5d
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Ericalambbrown
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Today‘s prompt for the #chillingphotochallenge is #coffin . I immediately thought of this book, which is one of my favorites from this year‘s reading. There are lots of coffins in this book. They just call them sick beds. 🤣 ⚰️

#scarathon #teamstoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
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BookwormAHN
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This was a really weird yet engrossing book. Part is historical accounts of Lincoln and the other is a historical fiction ghost story.
I don't think this could be more #genrebusting
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
@BarbaraTheBibliophage
This is also a #NYTBestSeller #GrowUp #BBRC
@LibrarianRyan @RachelO

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 3w
Cinfhen Great choice and a #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely a perfect choice for this prompt! 3w
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ElectricKatyLand
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I've never read anything like this book. We listened to this one, and it definitely earned the 2018 Audiobook of the Year award. The action follows President Lincoln in a graveyard following the death of his son Willy, as well as the souls of the cemetery dwellers who haven't passed on to the other side. Curious, clever, wrenching, bawdy, and powerful. Go in with your mind open and you might also be amazed.

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tlmorgan
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I can‘t put this book down! I just now it‘s going to make me cry by the end. Also Indian buffet. So don‘t want to go back to work

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Tanisha_A
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I loved loved loved this book. It is a work of fiction born out of historical truth, providing an immersive literary experience. Set in the times of Civil War, President Lincoln loses his young boy Willie, & it's his grief and pain which Saunders paints in a beautiful prose – emotional, lyrical, humorous (yes!) – with writing which flows like a tranquil creek. Very atmospheric and savoury.

Looking forward to reading short stories penned by him.

RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 2mo
rather_be_reading just got this on ebook! 2mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review ♥️I loved this too 2mo
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Tamra Me too!! ❤️ But I‘ve not read the print yet, the audio twice and I‘m ready to again! It‘s an amazing performance. (edited) 2mo
Tanisha_A @RealBooks4ever @Cathythoughts This felt like something i could re-read, exactly like you said @Tamra. 🧡 2mo
Tanisha_A @rather_be_reading Great! Would like to know how you like it. ☺️ 2mo
RealBooks4ever @Tamra I also listened to the audiobook - and immediately listened a second time! It is one of my favorite books! 💜 2mo
kspenmoll Loved this book too- it was fantastic on audio!!! 2mo
Tanisha_A @kspenmoll @Tamra @RealBooks4ever Now i feel like listening to it on audio too. ☺️ 1mo
Aimeesue I lovelovelove Saunders. And this book was fantastic. 1mo
Tanisha_A @Aimeesue It was fantastic! Would you want to suggest anything? 1mo
Aimeesue @Tanisha_A His short stories are complete worlds in and of themselves. Tenth of December is great, especially "The Semplica Girls Diary." I also love Fox 8 and one of his "children's" books, (edited) 1mo
Tanisha_A @Aimeesue I am going to check all of them out. Really excited to read his short stories. Thank you! 💛 1mo
Aimeesue @Tanisha_A Enjoy! 1mo
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Kaila-ann
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I was debating whether or not to bail and I‘m ultimately glad that I stuck it out. It‘s very interesting and unusual writing style but once you get the hang of it, the story moves quickly and is quite entertaining. A mix between real life accounts and ghostly narration help to tell the tale of the death of Willie Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War. Thank you to those that recommend sticking with it and I‘ll be on the lookout for the audiobook.

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OriginalCyn620
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I listened to the audiobook and I think that was a good decision for me! I‘m not sure if I would‘ve enjoyed the print version as much. The production of the audiobook is fantastic! The narrators performed, they didn‘t just read. I loved that! The premise is unique and I‘ve not read anything like it.
#booked2019 #genrebusting
#popsugarreadingchallenge #ghoststory

Cathythoughts Beautiful 2mo
Tamra Isn‘t it wonderful?! I‘ve listened twice and could get something out of it 20 times! 2mo
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Kaila-ann
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Has anyone else read this? Does it get better and/or less confusing?

I‘m only 30 pages in and already debating whether or not I should just move on . . . #tobailornottobail. #thatisthequestion #bail

LaurenReads It‘s a lot to take in, but I found it interesting and just accepted that I‘d be confused 😀 2mo
Kaila-ann @LaurenReads I‘m just hoping it‘s worth it lol. I‘m going to give it a little further and see if it starts growing on me 🤷🏻‍♀️. I might get the hang of this writing style 🤔🤣 2mo
megnews I loved it! But it‘s definitely different 2mo
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Kaila-ann @megnews it does seem to have good reviews. It‘s just taking me a bit to figure out the style so as not to be completely lost 😳🤣. 2mo
Tashreads I loved it! If you are struggling may I suggest the audiobook? It‘s great! 2mo
Kaila-ann @Tashreads I might look into the audio book but I think I‘m catching on to the rhythm of the way the story is told. I think I‘m going to stick with it 😊. 2mo
monalyisha @Tashreads is right! Audio‘s definitely the way to go! SUCH an expansive, talented cast (even Jeff Tweedy)! 😱😍 2mo
Kaila-ann @monalyisha @Tashreads I ended up enjoying the book but I‘ll definitely be revisiting this in the form of the audiobook. 2mo
monalyisha @Kaila-ann Nice! 2mo
Tashreads Yes! It‘s a great cast 😊 2mo
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Tanisha_A
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Strange, isn't it? To have dedicated one's life to a certain venture, neglecting other aspects of one's life, only to have that venture, in the end, amount to nothing at all, the products of one's labours utterly forgotten?

This book is a gem. 💙

ShelfRighteous This is precisely what I felt after completing CA with a lot of struggle (and wasting half of my life in the process) 🤣 2mo
Aimeesue I LoveLoveLove Saunders' writing.❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Tamra I‘ve listened to the audio twice and loved it even more the second time! 💜 2mo
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sudi As depressing as this quote is, it's so true 💔 2mo
UwannaPublishme Good to know! 🙌🏻 Just bought it on Kindle for only $2.99. 2mo
Tanisha_A @UwannaPublishme Super deal! I loved it. Hope you enjoy it. ☺️ 2mo
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LiciaAZ
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Lincoln in the Bardo was unlike any narrative I‘ve ever read. The weaving of eye witness accounts and fictional dialog from the dead about Lincoln and the loss of his son was intriguing. There were multiple themes dealing with life, death, civil war, racism, denial, and depression that unraveled the story quickly. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

#georgesaunders

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Ericalambbrown
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Full disclosure: I went into this expecting to dislike this book. I have now both read the book and listened it. And I thought it was wonderful. It‘s the most uniquely original book I‘ve read in ages. The audiobook is extraordinary with Nick Offerman and David Sedaris leading a huge cast. Bill Hader and Megan Mullally as the gloriously foul-mouthed Barons are particularly delightful. Don‘t get me wrong- this is weird book. But I adored it!

Megabooks It‘s fantastic! Very polarizing in opinions, though! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Megabooks It actually pulled me in and made me think way more than I had anticipated. This is exactly why I try to challenge myself to read things that may have value beyond just what I would expect for mere entertainment purposes. 2mo
Howard_L Me too. Very strange and took a bit of adjusting but I‘m glad that I read it. 2mo
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charl08 I really want to listen to the audiobook. Thanks for the reminder. 2mo
mom2bugnbee I bailed on it when reading, but I've been told that the audio makes it easier to comprehend. I might revisit it, becsuse I'm very intrigued. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @mom2bugnbee I read it first, but I picked up more on the audio. There are like 150 people in the cast, so the different voices help break it up more than you get in just the written word. Also, there are a few passages that you probably don‘t want little ears around for. 🤣 2mo
mom2bugnbee @Ericalambbrown Thank you for that warning! ☺ 2mo
Gina I just scored this book at my local thrift shop! Super stoked. 2mo
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emileereads
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3.5/5⭐️

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Tanisha_A
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Weekend read. 📖

My first Saunders. How did you like it?

Freespirit Really liked it...very original...very atmostpheric😊 2mo
JennyM I really enjoy it by the end. Happy reading lovely 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts I thought this one beautiful 2mo
Megabooks I liked it 2mo
sarahbarnes I loved it. Very different from his short stories, which I also really like, but a beautiful book. Enjoy! 2mo
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midhun.j.zacharia
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This one was so many things - a historical account coloured with fiction, a spiritual examination, a philosophical discussion, yet also a fun recollection of the mundanity of life. I can't wait to read it again!

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DMC_run8
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I have loved everything I've read by Saunders!

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Twainy
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Audiobook review. Don‘t listen to it! I imagine it‘s a great book & the 166 narrators was novel but without the book in front of you the footnotes & annotations being read inline with the text were really confusing. You need a copy of the book. I still listened to the entire book & I liked the voice actors. The story mainly takes place between his wedding to Mary & shortly after the death of his son William. Good! But you need the book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️7/8

Ericalambbrown Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️📚😊 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
Twainy Thank you. I‘m still trying to figure things out. Like how to read & reply. 😁 I‘ve gotten some great recommendations/ideas/motivation, seen a few readers that like similar books which surprised me & boy have I laughed! Everyone‘s so very nice here. Thank you for the welcome. It‘s a nice place to be. 2mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3w
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cateeoh
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This book is wild. While it took a good half of it to actually get what was going on, by the time it struck me - I hit the rhythm; got walloped by the characters - I was shaken. I went back to the beginning and reread a huge chunk, then read slower and slower to the end. Incredible.

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megnews
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First book that came to mind for #cemetery
One of my favorite books last year

#LetsTravelJuly

Tamra 👏🏾 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Good choice! 3mo
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Cinfhen
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Just finished the brilliant, original #genrebursting novel. A flawless blend of fact, fiction, imagination, grief and paranormal this story centers on young Willie Lincoln, Abe‘s son who has passed away at age 11. I switched between print & audio and have to say both were perfection. The full cast was especially rewarding. I get why this book earned so many accolades and awards 🙌🏻 Using for #Booked2019 & #Pop19 #GhostStory

LeahBergen I went to hear him read from this book and he had several local “celebrities” on stage with him to make it a full cast. It was so cool! I, of course, haven‘t read it yet. 😆😆 I can never read a book in the midst of all its hype. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I should be safe now! 4mo
Cinfhen Im not sure why I waited so long either @LeahBergen but it really lived up to the hype for me 🙌🏻 4mo
TrishB I just didn‘t like it, or get the hype! All different readers 😁 4mo
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Cinfhen That‘s funny @TrishB I would have thought you would have liked it. 4mo
TrishB I just didn‘t like the style - felt like it was more important than the actual story and it just annoyed me. 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
Theaelizabet I loved it. Read it and listened to the audio, which was a tour de force. 4mo
BarbaraBB I‘m with @TrishB on this one! 4mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB 👍🏻 funny how these things go! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So happy you loved it @Cinfhen. You and another friend just read it. Now I‘m thinking about listening on audio since I read it the first time. 4mo
CarolynM I'm in the style over substance camp on this one too @TrishB @BarbaraBB 4mo
Cinfhen I get what you‘re saying @TrishB @BarbaraBB @CarolynM but for me it was such a unique reading experience and I appreciated all the research that was done and how he so seamlessly crafted it into the story. Memorable 4mo
Cinfhen The audio takes it to another level @BarbaraTheBibliophage I may be able to share my audible with you xx I put my account on hold for June & July so I need to see if I‘m still able to share from my library 4mo
Cinfhen Amen to that @Theaelizabet 🙌🏻❤️ 4mo
DebinHawaii I read it during the hype. 😉🤣I listened to the audio book as well and really enjoyed it--the full cast was amazing and I loved the creativity. 4mo
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Cinfhen
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Overripe bananas can only mean one thing... #AudioBaking 👩🏼‍🍳I switched from print to audio and I see why everyone is wowed by the audio....it‘s excellent!!!!

erzascarletbookgasm Yum 😋 4mo
AnneFindsJoy Mmmmm! Yummy! I have some over-ripe banana waiting for me to do this with too. Happy listening! 4mo
Hestapleton I listened to this a few years ago while driving to and from Indiana to see my boyfriend (now husband) and it was so delightful to listen to while driving though Midwest country highways. 4mo
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Cathythoughts Yum 😋 4mo
Crazeedi Looks like one for my breakfast! Thanks!😉 4mo
Cinfhen I can imagine @Hestapleton #BookMemory 😊 they were yummy and I have ZERO guilt about breaking my no sugar #BFC @Crazeedi @Cathythoughts @AnneFindsJoy @erzascarletbookgasm #SelfCareMonday ♥️ 4mo
Theaelizabet Yeah, that audio...amazing. 4mo
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Cinfhen
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I‘m on a reading roll🎲🎲After a week of barely reading a few pages I‘ve finished 3 books in 3 days and I‘m chugging along on my 4th 🚂🚂🚂Don‘t know why I let this sit on my shelf for so long!?!? I‘m loving it❣️❣️❣️

actualdisneyprincess It took me awhile to get into Lincoln/figure out what was going on, but once I did, I really enjoyed it!! 4mo
KarenUK Glad you found your reading groove honey,.. I know how stress can be so disruptive.... I‘m finally finding mine again 💕😊😘 4mo
LauraBeth I didn‘t know your hubby was sick! I‘m so sorry to hear about that. ❤️❤️ Sending love 4mo
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megnews I loved this one! 4mo
TrishB Glad you‘re back on a roll 😁 I bailed on this one! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @LauraBeth you gotta pop in more often....miss u 😘thanks @KarenUK glad to hear you‘re pulling a Stella and getting your reading mojo back 😉Hope your guy is feeling better and stronger every day 💕💕💕💕 4mo
Cinfhen I picked it up after 8 pm on a total whim and was quickly immersed @megnews @actualdisneyprincess @TrishB hubby has been catching up on his sleep so when he‘s dozing I‘m reading!!! Just like having a newborn at home 👶🏼 😁 4mo
Hooked_on_books Yeah, I loved this one! It‘s so unusual. Glad you‘re back on track and hope your husband is as well. 4mo
Cinfhen Last week‘s crazy roller coaster seems to be slowing down @Hooked_on_books and I couldn‘t be happier 😁 and this book is the perfect blend of fact & fiction 👻👻👻 4mo
Cathythoughts I loved this book too ♥️ 4mo
Megabooks I loved it too!! Thinking about you and the hubs!! 💗💗 4mo
toofondofbooks This book is fantastic...really highly recommend the audiobook. 4mo
Cinfhen I have the audio but I‘m actually enjoying the physical book @toofondofbooks maybe I‘ll switch and try a bit of audio 4mo
Cinfhen Sorry I haven‘t been Litsying much @Megabooks good luck with your test today xx and thanks for all your good wishes 💜💜💜 4mo
Freespirit Loved this book..so different. One that has stayed with me. 4mo
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LittlePixels
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I just read this entire thing in bed tonight, while trying not to wake hubby with my "damn, that thing is bright as the sun!" book light. It was a fast read, but not really my thing. The Lincoln parts were interesting, but the nattering spirits, despite the unique format, were dull dull dull. It was like "The Breakfast Club" for dead people. And I didn't like "The Breakfast Club". ? #unpopularopinion

Tamra I loved the audio version - the voice acting is excellent! 5mo
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nomierosie
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I was uncertain about this book to begin with and still cant quite decide if I would designate it so-so or a pick. I found it quite emotionally comforting how it confronts issues relating to mortality and the style is certainly innovative. It's not something I'd ever pick normally but we read it with my book club and I was pleased I'd branched out #lincoln #lincolninthebardo

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ScientistSam
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Got a great haul at the library booksale yesterday! Almost all were in pretty much brand new condition, too. The books with spines facing away are for a swap.

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Les_get_reading
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By far, one of the most interesting books I have ever read. They writing style was incredibly unique; very out-of-the-box compared to my normal reads. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was a bit hard to adapt to Saunders‘ style at first, but I‘m glad I stayed with it. Entertaining certainly, and a strange twist on the Lincoln family history. Lots of character

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
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kristyredden209
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Disappointed with this one. I enjoyed the narration, just not the story. Too different for my taste. So I stopped and returned it early.

I‘m excited for this one! #audiobook #librarybook

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ReadosaurusText
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Mehso-so

I realize most people loved this book, and perhaps I will try the highly-recommended audiobook, but I am not sure this book is for me. I found it amusing at times and an, errrr, interesting device for constructing a book, but I had really expected it to love it after all its accolades and I did not. That is okay! Not every book is for everyone. 🤓

TrishB Nope, I didn‘t like either. 6mo
cathysaid DNF‘d that one within a few pages of trying 6mo
RealBooks4ever Do try the audiobook. It might change your mind! 💜🎧 6mo
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heikemarie I found a lot more mixed reviews than solid love! It was definitely held up by critics but I think I‘m just not fancy enough to have adored it. Award fodder for sure. 6mo
ReadosaurusText @TrishB I am relieved I am not alone in this! 6mo
ReadosaurusText @cathysaid I got the advice to stick with it for at least 100 pages, and that was good advice. But in general, it should not take 1/3 of the book to get invested, imho. 6mo
ReadosaurusText @RealBooks4ever Thank you! I am going to do this next time I have a road trip. 😃 6mo
ReadosaurusText @heikemarie I can only suppose the award committees thought it was inventive? Definitely made me think about the boundaries of literature! 6mo
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kricheal
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How amazing is this book?! It's crazy, weird, sad and so very strange. I really loved it. Highly recommend the audio with this one. #2019 #26

daena Love that book so much 6mo
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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

megnews Love this book. 6mo
Tamra 💙👏🏾 6mo
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Gaylagal2
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Sitting around reading on this very stormy and dreary Saturday, a little bit of sunshine was in my mailbox! Amy you are the sweetest ever!!!😘 A million thank you's and I've wanted to read this for a long time...THANK YOU!🤙
@AmyG
#litsymail #bookmail

AmyG I hope you enjoy it. It‘s a very different, yet wonderful book. 😘 7mo
Gaylagal2 @amyg I‘m sure I will! Have a great Sunday🤙 7mo
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ReadosaurusText
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Fitting in a little Sunday night reading time after a weekend of friends, work, and errands. I can‘t believe tomorrow is already Monday. 😐

RealBooks4ever Loved this book on audio! 💜 7mo
Erinreadsthebooks Monday comes around so quickly 😩 7mo
ReadosaurusText @RealBooks4ever I can totally see how this would work well as an audio book! 7mo
ReadosaurusText @Erinreadsthebooks Every. Dang. Week. 7mo
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AnnHeitman
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Página 216 y me encanta!!!!!

AnnHeitman Gracias!!! 7mo
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parttimedomestic
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I snagged a few treasures from the library book sale today! #bookhaul #librarybooksale

Lcsmcat There are some great reads there! 8mo
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ReadosaurusText
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1. LINCOLN IN THE BARDO
2. All of the above
3. THE MOONSTONE by Wilkie Collins in high school

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 8mo
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ReadosaurusText
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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SOOOO excited to finally start this book. Happy Saturday!

BookishMarginalia I hope you enjoy it — I bailed (tried both the audio and the print book and just couldn‘t get over the pretentiousness of it all! And I‘m a comparative literature major!) (edited) 8mo
SharonGoforth I loved this book! 😊 8mo
ReadosaurusText @BookishMarginalia Oh! Good to know! I have had so many people recommend it, so it is good to have another perspective! 8mo
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8little_paws I loved it too. Ther first 100ish pages I was like, what is this book. But I kept going and was TOTALLY captivated by the end 8mo
ReadosaurusText @8little_paws Good advice! Thank you! 8mo
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Schlinkles
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That magical moment when George Saunders takes a selfie with you, no biggie! #dearsweetlordilovemyjob

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megnews
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Lincoln in the Bardo is filled to the brim and overflowing with ghosts, including Abe‘s son Willie. This is the most different format for a book I‘ve ever read. I couldn‘t put it down. One of the very best books I read last year.
#DontHauntThisPlace #TimbitTunes

Cinfhen A book I still haven‘t gotten to but it‘s been on my shelf for a few years now😞I MUST try to read this one in2019 🤞🏼🤞🏼 8mo
Freespirit I loved it too...so original 8mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy This is been on my TBR shelf for a couple of years now, maybe it's time I finally try to get to it! 8mo
TheKidUpstairs I'm intrigued by this one, hopefully I'll get to it eventually! 8mo
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AlexGeorge
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Finally got around to this! What a strange, wonderful novel. Will be thinking about this for a very long time. Can‘t wait for him to come to the Unbound Book Festival this April!

Becker This is a wonderful novel once you figure out what the author is doing. It is one of the most original novels I have ever read. 8mo
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abbielistenstobooks
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I will likely read 150+ audiobooks this year, but I'll put this one as the audiobook for #PBNread2019 because I think that it truly shines in audiobook form. It has 166 narrators! ONE HUNDRED SIXTY SIX.

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m.galehuxley
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I read this book a little over a year ago. It took me a while to get into it, but I was so moved by the end of it.

Tamra 💜 The writing is extraordinary. (edited) 9mo
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MissHel
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#2019readingchallenge “a book that won an award” done. Lincoln in the Bardo is a hard book to describe. It‘s positively flavored with sadness, more so than you‘d imagine. There are parts that are almost hilarious in their absurdity. It‘s weird, and disjointed, and absorbing, but mostly haunting like the ghosts that populate the story.

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Nidhi_Ashok
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This is a fun and different read! First time reading something of this kind. By this I mean the writing style. Although the topic seems the one that‘s being addressed every now and then, the way it‘s been crafted is ostentatious.

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Astroneman
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Fed Added to my reading list, seems interesting! 9mo
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BlueMonday42
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I‘ve never read a book like this. Part historical record and part ghost story, this tells as much about the days after Lincoln‘s son Willie died as it does about the nature of grief and loss.

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abbielistenstobooks
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Pretty sure this is going to be the best book I'll read this year. I'm definitely going to read it more than once this year. Oh my STARS this is fantastic.

It's about Lincoln and the death of his son, basically, but also not really? But also yes it is.

166 narrators, and it totally works. A few main characters, and many minor players, with distinctive voices.

Delightful, heart-rending, beautiful, devastating, rich, powerful, sad, and beautiful.

Freespirit I loved those voices...the story stayed with me for months.... 9mo
abbielistenstobooks @Freespirit I am ready to read it again already 9mo
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