Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced

This morning, the Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced. Despite my earlier attempts at holding back from this season's prize, I did cave on three books which I'm excited to report made it to the shortlist. The Mantel and Levy books are both exceptional, and I'm reading The Garden of Evening Mists currently and enjoying it very much. The full list:

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
Umbrella by Will Self

Of these, I think I'll skip Narcopolis and The Lighthouse, but Umbrella sure sounds intriguing.

The winner will be announced on October 16th.

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