Friday, March 31, 2017

George Saunders LINCOLN IN THE BARDO (2017)


I can't recommend strongly enough that you listen to the audiobook if able.

The Hobbit: LOTR:: Our Town: Lincoln in the Bardo

Exhaustively researched and shaped, with a Greek chorus of opinionated true people of history providing context for a moment where our nation stood on the knifepoint. Harrowing with acute anguish, leavened with slapstick and gallows humor; the most titanically empathetic work in any medium I've yet experienced.  Saunders is the fusion of Vonnegut and Whitman, and in this present crisis of American masculinity, there can be no more vital reminder of whom we should truly strive to emulate, who our spiritual father was and must continue to be.

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