Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

fiction historical challenging emotional sad slow-paced

343 pages | first published 2017

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In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bar...
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Moods

emotional 67%
sad 66%
challenging 59%
reflective 58%
dark 42%
funny 31%
mysterious 26%
hopeful 14%
inspiring 9%
tense 7%
adventurous 6%
informative 4%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 48%
medium 38%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 10% | N/A: 6% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 13% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 21% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 7% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.92