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
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
This is also a #NYTBestSeller #GrowUp #BBRC
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 💙
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
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!
Weekend read. 📖
My first Saunders. How did you like it?
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
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.
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
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!!!!
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❣️❣️❣️
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
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
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
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. 🤓
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!🤙
Fitting in a little Sunday night reading time after a weekend of friends, work, and errands. I can‘t believe tomorrow is already Monday. 😐
Página 216 y me encanta!!!!!
SOOOO excited to finally start this book. Happy Saturday!
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.
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!
#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.
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.