George Saunders is a master wordsmith. You can find joy in the words that he strings together. Other times the words just melt away and transport you to where you need to be.
The first thing I would recommend is to read this book in a few long sittings. It reads better that way. The entire story takes place over the course of one evening; the story is threaded together in such a way that it ends up reading more like a play (as many have said before).
The last 100 pages are infallible. In the beginning it took a little getting used to the structure. I had to start again after I realized that the majority of the story takes place in limbo. The middle drags a little.
I’d recommend it to any Saunders and Lincoln fans.