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Some good stuff recently.

by Romulox, Wednesday, December 06, 2017, 12:37 @ HCE

Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders. The grieving Abraham Lincoln spends a final night with the body of his son WIllie while a chorus of shocked ghosts narrate. The first novel from one of our best short story writers.

Secondhand Time - Svetlana Alexievich. An oral history of the last generation of the Soviets. The stories of Stalin's prison camps are truly terrifying. The 90s were a disaster were Russia and the rest of the world.

The Plot Against America - Philip Roth. An alternative history where America Firster Charles Lindbergh wins the 1940 election. The rise of anti-semitic fascism in the US told through the eyes of 8 year old Philip Roth and his family.


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