I don't understand why everyone loves this except me. I guess it's just one of those things in life. I thought it was too nonsensical to read for fun. This is something that maybe you would read in school and break down each part to get the deeper meaning. I didn't feel any of the emotions I was supposed to experience. Lincoln is president. His son died. He's stuck in a sort of between with all these other ghost personalities that are stuck in between too. It's not really about Lincoln or his son that much. This ghosts or whatever they are rant all the time on random things. It tells mixed up bits about their backgrounds. Also, little segments from other works about the president, his parties, his wife or son are mixed in, like one line from this book, one line from that article, one line from a made up source, etc. heavily throughout. I did not see the point of this book.