So the shortlist for this years Booker has been announced. I’ve read 2 of the books, neither of which I was very impressed with. Links lead to my own reviews.
The shortlist is:
The Sense of an Ending- Julian Barnes
Well Julian Barnes has a good reputation, but I’ve never read anything by him so can’t really comment. However Arthur and George has been on my to be read pile for literally years.
Jamrach’s Menagerie- Carol Birch
I love the cover of this book, and am fairly interested in the story. I may pick it up at some point
The Sisters Brothers- Patrick deWitt
Another one I am fairly interested in. Could be completely crazy and far fetched though.
This book promised to be a bit of a war story and a bit of a mystery, but wasn’t that great of either. I see some similarity between this and Pigeon English though in that they are both written in a different sort of tone of voice. No real problem with it just don’t think it’s worth the win
I can really see why the critics like this one. It’s about a quite, fashionable topic. The writing style is quite authentic as that of a migrant boy, and a child trying to adapt to a new culture, but that was also a voice which really annoyed me, and it was kind of predictable.
Snowdrops- A.D. Miller
Ths is the only one I really don’t have any thought or feelings on at all.