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Booker Prize 2018

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EmilyDickinson Tue 07-Aug-18 18:42:30

Is anyone / has anyone read any of the longlist books yet? It's an interesting list including a graphic novel for the first time, a thriller and the author (Michael Ondaatje) who has just won the Golden Booker.

I've read The Snap by Belinda Bauer, which is the thriller. It's well plotted and a real page turner.

I'm in the process of reading The Overstory by Richard Powers which is beautifully written and densely packed with information. I'm quite glad I've bought it on kindle as it simplifies looking up the words I haven't come across! I am hugely enjoying it but it's a book that demands time and attention.

I also have Warlight by Michael Ondaatje so will read that too.

Has anyone read any of the others yet? I'd be interested in recommendations as I'm going to try and read a few more before the shortlist and the winner is chosen. I do like to see if I can spot the winner.

CramptonHodnet Tue 07-Aug-18 19:56:08

Not this year. I read some of the Women's Prize books, Costa Prize and Wainwright Prize this year. I have a copy of Snap by Belinda Bauer. It won't make the short list I feel sure but makes an interesting inclusion in the list.

Murine Wed 08-Aug-18 21:51:37

I haven’t read any of the list yet, I’ve reserved a lot of them at the library though (they’ll probably all turn up at once won’t they?!) as I like to try (and fail) to read my way through the long list and try to guess which will win.

Acrasia Thu 09-Aug-18 19:42:26

I have read five so far and enjoyed them all, my absolute stand out is Everything Under by Daisy Johnson. It is a modern reimagining of a greek myth, so not necessarily realistic, but beautiful and gripping.

Palegreenstars Fri 10-Aug-18 08:46:37

I haven’t read any this year. However, I’ve just bought the Mars Room and Washington Black as was most excited by those.

stilllovingmysleep Sat 11-Aug-18 07:32:31

I haven't read any but I'm particularly interested in reading Sabrina, the first graphic novel nominated for the booker!

I have bought a few of the others when the longlist came out and they're about to be read.

Acrasia Sat 11-Aug-18 07:58:28

Sabrina is particularly interesting with all the news about Alex Jones and Infowars at the moment.

southeastdweller Sun 12-Aug-18 19:42:34

I've reserved Warlight and In Our Mad And Furious City from the library. Having loved Conversations with Friends, I've pre-ordered Normal People and really looking forward to reading that in a few weeks time.

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