Lincoln in the Bardo
A NoveleBook - 2017
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martins_mom Feb 26, 2018
This is one curious and original piece of fiction. I listened to the audiobook version, which is an excellent production, and makes all the many various voices very distinguishable.
And if you haven’t looked up ‘bardo’ yet, it is a term from Tibetan Buddhism meaning “the state of existence inter... Read More »
smc_1 Feb 17, 2018
Loved this complex, but somehow quite simple, imaginative, utterly compelling novel. The writing and voices are transporting - melancholic, moving, masterful.
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All were in sorrow, or had been, or soon would be. It was the nature of things. Though on the surface it seemed every person was different, this was not true. At the core of each lay suffering; our eventual end, the many losses we must experience on the way to that end. We must try to see one another in this way. As suffering, limited beings, perennially outmatched by circumstances, inadequately endowed with compensatory graces.
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