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message 1: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 3589 comments Mod
Here are the six books that made the 1989 Booker Shortlist (winner in bold). Please rank them below according to your preference. When you read another, rather than post a new comment simply revise the other. Please refrain from general chatter in here, but do go to the 1989 Booker General Discussion thread for all of that!

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
The Book of Evidence by John Banville
Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education by Sybille Bedford
A Disaffection by James Kelman
Restoration by Rose Tremain


message 2: by Hugh (last edited Jun 15, 2018 07:08AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 3589 comments Mod
League table using my usual system:

Pos, Book, Average, Adjusted, Count, First Places
1, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 1.00, 0.54, 6, 6
2, Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood, 2.25, 1.94, 4, 0
3, Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford, 3.50, 2.50, 2, 0
4, The Book of Evidence by John Banville, 3.67, 3.25, 3, 0
5, A Disaffection by James Kelman, 4.67, 3.92, 3, 0
6, Restoration by Rose Tremain, 4.75, 4.38, 4, 0


message 3: by Hugh (last edited May 30, 2018 12:22AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 3589 comments Mod
1 The Remains of the Day
2 Cat's Eye
3 Jigsaw
4 The Book of Evidence
5 Restoration
6 A Disaffection


message 4: by Ang (new)

Ang | 1685 comments I'd be shocked if anything changes my first place, so:

1. The Remains of the Day


message 5: by Val (last edited Jun 15, 2018 06:54AM) (new)

Val | 1016 comments Partly based on original readings, but unlikely to change further:

1) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
2) Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
3) The Book of Evidence by John Banville
4) Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education by Sybille Bedford
5) Restoration by Rose Tremain
6) A Disaffection by James Kelman

Edit to include Jigsaw


Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer | 6973 comments 1 Remains of The Day

6 Restoration

I am not sure I will read the others but I would be very surprised if they didn't fall between the two extremes.


message 7: by Dan (new)

Dan 1. Remains of the Day
2. A Disaffection
3. Cat's Eye
4. The Book of Evidence


message 8: by WndyJW (new)

WndyJW | 6569 comments 1. The Remains of the Day
2. Cat's Eye
3. Restoration
4.
5.
6.

Subject to change, of course, after I read the other 3.


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