So the long list for the Man Booker prize has been announced and are listed below. A few I recognise from various blogs and a few I see were predicted.
Do big prizes like this interest you and do read any books from lists like these?
I guess I’m like most people, I sometimes read the winner of these things but mostly I read some of the shortlisted books a few years later when they pop up in 2nd hand bookshops. Im also quite lazy, there will be some bloggers that will read the list and I will add the ones they rave about to my wishlist. This year I have been tempted to read them but my TBR list is as long as my arm at the moment so I think I will make a pledge to do this next year or maybe I’ll read the shortlist? I think that could be fun.
The longlist includes:
Parrot and Oliver in America (Faber and Faber)
Room (Pan MacMillan - Picador)
The Betrayal (Penguin - Fig Tree)
In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic - Atlantic Books)
The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)
The Long Song
(Headline Publishing Group - Headline Review)
C (Random House - Jonathan Cape)
The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet (Hodder & Stoughton - Sceptre)
February (Random House - Chatto & Windus)
Skippy Dies (Penguin - Hamish Hamilton)
Trespass (Random House - Chatto & Windus)
The Slap (Grove Atlantic - Tuskar Rock)
The Stars in the Bright Sky(Random House - Jonathan Cape)