Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other, for no one but Saunders could conceive it. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved 11-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.
I don't normally write reviews but this book warrants one. I couldn't recommend this book enough; it was unique, quirky, funny, sad and deeply moving. Saunders is a talented writer who draws you into his world. I particularly enjoyed the intriguing use of multiple narrators to bring attention to the subjective nature of reality. The performances are outstanding, with an incredible cast. It felt more like a play than an audiobook. Just amazing.
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Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we all are susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder.
I really enjoyed the overall concept of this book, and they have some really good examples. However chapters of this book were devoted to specific ideas in much detail.
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success and pride.
Such an incredible book that is as beautiful Sair is devastating. I have never read anything like it.