Reading winners and nominees for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction
It is amazing isn't it? I was so sure that Mitchell's book would win and it didn't even make it to the shortlist! I hasten to add that I haven't read it but was basing my judgement totally on the amount of time I had to wait to get the book at my local library....
An interesting list. There would always be controversies. The most important thing are these books good enough? I think yes. Bringing in Tsiolka and Mitchell would also mean eliminating others. Is a book's popularity synonymous with its quality? No! We know that these days poorly written novels well marketed can give you anything you want.
I think it is a fair and good list. If we delete one or two off, then they would be replaced by others.I have read Dunmore, Galgut, Jacobson and Levy's books, and feel they are definitely worthy.I have not read the other book.I found you through Marie...Boston Bibliophile. Love your blog.
Thank you, jewwishes, this blog is very much a collaborative effort with many strong contributors. I'm glad you enjoy it.