The 2009 Booker shortlist has just been announced. The six books chosen were:.
I am so disappointed that my favourite books didn’t make it. I had hoped that at least one of my top three would, but unfortunately they didn’t, so I’ll just have to remind you that I recommend these three books:
This year’s shortlist contains all the big names and I am so sad that the lesser known, but equally talented, authors were ignored. Coetzee, Byatt and Mantel are all great authors, but their books concentrate on writing, at the expense of a good plot. A really talented author is capable of producing a book which everyone enjoys. For that reason I am hoping The Glass Room wins.
Simon Mawer has produced an amazing book, which manages to combine stunning prose with a compelling plot. I really hope the judges can make up for their poor shortlist selection by crowning Mawer the Booker winner 2009!
What do you think of the shortlist?
Do you think they made the right choice?
Which book would you like to win?