The Man Booker Prize Shortlist was announced yesterday, with the following books up with a chance to win the hugely prestigious prize:
- Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending
- Carol Birch – Jamrach’s Menagerie
- Patrick deWitt – The Sisters Brothers
- Esi Edugyan – Half Blood Blues
- Stephen Kelman – Pigeon English
- A.D. Miller – Snowdrops
I’ve yet to read any of them, but am hoping to have a look over the coming months. In the mean time we were hoping to find out what you thought?
Julian Barnes, having had three previous nominations, is the bookies favourite, but its anybody games in what looks like a great shortlist. Hunting dragons in the Dutch East Indies, killing and loving in the American West, pigeons and knife crime, it does all sound rather interesting.
Let us know what you think in the comments below, or send any reviews along to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see about posting them on the blog. If you want to get your hands on the book itself, all those links above should take you straight through to the library catalogue page, where you can reserve your copy.
Alex – Library Officer