Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

How Many Booker Prize Nominees Have You Read?

I'm batting a full "zero out of twelve" on the Booker Prize longlist! I'm basically illiterate.


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Murgatroid (#2,904)

I was given the impression based on the post title that this was based on the full list of nominees, previous years combined. I was ready to come into this post swinging (I've read like three, tops, based on my criteria).

collier (#13,548)

Yeah, most of these I haven't even heard of — and the ones I have didn't sound all that appealing. Now, if you put up the long list for the Hugo or the Nebula, then we'd have something to talk about.

Oh, so you're a judge then? I recently read a handful of Booker winners and shortlisters and not only was I not impressed I was downright disgusted. People are nuts. Anybody know of any bartending jobs in St. Croix?

Mr. B (#10,093)

I pretty much gave up on the Bookers after the DBC Pierre thing. Now I base my queue of novels on what has and hasn't been reviewed by James Wood.

tiemposbuenos (#10,137)

Wait Nicola Barker has a new book?!? I loved Darkmans.

Choire, I wish you were on Goodreads and/or gave us more reading suggestions. I'm currently finishing my first Neal Stephenson, Reamde.

collier (#13,548)

@tiemposbuenos : Snow Crash and Anathem are both pretty good too. Also, I second the "additional reading suggestions from the editors" proposal.

tiemposbuenos (#10,137)

@collier Noted. Adding those to my reading list.

carpetblogger (#306)

I want Thomas Cromwell to be my new boyfriend, based on Bringing up the Bodies.

latenac (#44,473)

I know the Will Self hasn't even come out yet so I think you can count that one if you'd like.

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