Posts Tagged ‘Booker’

Hotel du Lac – Anita Brookner

 Winner of the Booker Prize 1984 In my quest to read all the Booker prize winners I was convinced that this tiny book would be one of the quickest, easiest reads. It is only 184 pages, long, but the type and size of the book make it appear even smaller. Unfortunately, the content of the […]

The Booker longlist 2009

The standard of writing on the longlist this year was outstanding. I was very impressed with the books chosen, and although I enjoyed some more than others, I felt that every single one deserved it’s place on the list. Unlike in previous years, when I have occasionally wondered what on Earth those Booker judges were doing, this year I […]

Love and Summer – William Trevor

 Long Listed for the Booker Prize 2009 Love and Summer begins with a funeral. A mysterious stranger arrives and starts to photograph the mourners. A few of the guests spot him and are wary, especially because the deceased is said to own half the town. The plot builds slowly, through the observations of several members of […]

The Booker long list 2009 has been announced…..

The long list this year is…. The Children’s Book by AS Byatt   Summertime by JM Coetzee The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey  Me Cheeta: The Autobiography by James Lever Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel The Glass Room by Simon Mawer Not Untrue […]

Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

  I have seen several people tip this book for the Booker prize this year, and so decided to give it a try. Unfortunately this book was even more disappointing than The Children’s Book, which I think will win this year’s prize despite the fact it wasn’t for me. Wolf Hall is set in Tudor […]

Who is going to be on the Man Booker Longlist 2009?

The longlist for the Booker Prize is going to be annouced next week. Here are my predictions for books which will make the list: The Children’s Book – A. S. Byatt Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel Kieron Smith, Boy – James Kelman The Island at the End of the World – Sam Taylor The Wilderness – […]