Man Booker Prize Shortlist

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Man Booker Prize is an annual literary award that is given to the year's best original fictional novel, and just this month, the shortlist was officially announced. I was so excited to see that A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara was one of the finalists because so far this year, it's one of my favorite reads.

Aside from the heartwrenching novel by Yanagihara, the others nominated are:

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

Because of I really loved A Little Life and am rooting for it to win, I wanted to also give the others a chance. I mean, if the book is shortlisted, it probably means it's worth a read, right? So I picked up and am currently reading A Brief History of Seven Killings. This imaginative novel has a plot that is difficult to explain, but it takes true events and twists them to create various perspectives.

If you've read any of these books, let me know what you thought of them!

4 comments:

  1. I have not read any of these books but I am so excited about giving Year of the Runaways a try.

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    1. I still want to read that too. I've heard great things.

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  2. I haven't heard of any of these but just from titles I would have chosen ...of Seven Killings, ...Year of Runaways and Little Life. Will have to check them out and choose one.

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    1. A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize and I think it is so well-deserved! It's great and so original.

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