What I’m Reading…

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders.

It took me two short chapters to get what was going on, and although I love the storyline; I am still trying to get my bearings.

Much of this book is written using excerpts from other books, and the rest is the various persons stuck in the “bardo”, including Willie Lincoln who died at 11 years old.

I will post a full review when I finish; and those of you who have followed me know I love everything Abraham Lincoln. I read a great review of this book: now I just need to get my feet under it.

And honestly; I am questioning why I haven’t written my own Lincoln book yet.

Have you read this, and what did you think?

12 thoughts on “What I’m Reading…

    • Angela May 14, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Absolutely! I am Irish-Scottish, and love all the stories I can find linked to it! You must be familiar with Andrew Greeley and his Irish series of books?

      One of my favorite authors!

      • kph52013 May 14, 2018 / 6:09 pm

        Great! Where should I send a copy? Yes, I’m familiar with Fr. Greeley’s books but haven’t read one of his in quite a while.

  1. Kaitlin (leviosanotleviosa) May 15, 2018 / 3:43 am

    I listened to the audiobook version, which has a full cast of over 150 and it was incredible. Best book I read in 2017, easily.

    • Angela May 15, 2018 / 5:23 am

      Thanks for sharing Kaitlin! The way the story reads, I bet it was spectacular!

  2. Rae Longest May 23, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    I haven’t read it yet. Two friends read it, both intelligent people; one was totally confused and hated it and the other loved the allusions and loved the book.
    As far as the comments, I am currently reading a non-fiction book, The Fighting Irish (My father’s father was Scots Irish) and am learning a great deal.
    And, I think, thanks to your follower’s comment, I will try the audiobook myself for this one.
    Thanks everybody!

    • Angela May 27, 2018 / 11:48 am

      I should be posting the review today or tomorrow. I can say at this point; I am not a fan. It is a good story, but the way it is written makes for a difficult read.

    • Angela May 27, 2018 / 11:46 am

      I should be posting a review today or tomorrow. Let’s just say it is “interesting” 🙂

  3. flos56 June 10, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    This one took a lot of effort to appreciate. I both read the book and listened to the audio. To make it even more confusing – some of the so called quotes are fictitious.

    • Angela June 11, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      I had not heard that about some of the quotes! Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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