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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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it was amazing
bookshelves: e-book, man-booker, netgalley

I couldn't help thinking Lincoln in the Bardo was a mash-up of an adult version of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book (the relationships between the ghosts), blended with Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo (ghosts not understanding why they're there, or where there is!), with a traditional historical account of the death of Willie Lincoln (and how it affected Lincoln's mood at a crucial point of the Civil War).

This is a wonderful, innovative novel, worthy of the Man Booker award. Sentimental, in an emotive way, silly, in a funny way, yet undeniably brilliant. A clever, sensitive novel, that belongs on the shelves of anyone appreciative of quality fiction.

Book kindly supplied by Netgalley for an honest review.

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Reading Progress

August 3, 2018 – Started Reading
August 4, 2018 – Shelved
August 4, 2018 – Shelved as: e-book
August 4, 2018 – Shelved as: man-booker
August 4, 2018 – Shelved as: netgalley
August 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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