[Quick Summary: President pulls out all the stops for the last 20 votes to pass the 13th Amendment.]
Lincoln reads like a Very Big and Important film.
I did not like the big speeches.
I did like the small touches of humor. Each incident made Lincoln more real.
ex. Lincoln tells a joke no one gets.
ex. Two soldiers are star struck in front of Lincoln.
ex. Lincoln and Mary have a nasty drag-up-old-wounds argument.
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: Moments of humor can really round out a "bigger than life" character.
by Tony Kushner