Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders
Published: Feb 2017
In a style reminiscent of Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead / Waiting for Godot, George Saunders manages to make an extremely somber subject playful and light-hearted. The broken narrative structure can be unsettling at first, but once you get into the rhythm, it flows intuitively.
5 out of 5 stars: I know I am definitely not alone in my appreciation of Saunders’ voice, I honestly think he could write about anything and still hook us in. Sidenote: apparently the audiobook has David Sedaris, Nick Offerman and George Saunders himself as the three main characters so that might be a fun way to revisit the story!