Thursday, February 07, 2019

Ten wonderful works of literary fantasy

At LitHub Emily Temple tagged ten notable works of literary fantasy, including:
George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

It’s highly experimental, and certainly part of the project is its form and language—but it also takes place in purgatory and most of the characters who aren’t Abraham Lincoln are ghosts, and some of them are silly and some of them are sad. Saunders’ first novel really defies generic description, but it’s not horror, and it’s not science fiction, and it’s not really speculative, so I’m including it here. Why not?
Read about another entry on the list.

Lincoln in the Bardo is among Kathy Bates's ten best books.

--Marshal Zeringue