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2018 Book of the Month > July 2018 Elmet

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Still reading Sing Unburied Sing but I do have a copy of this so as usual will be a bit behind!!!


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Penny | 682 comments Mod
anyone read this one?


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Penny | 682 comments Mod
As usual I am miles behind - I have this one and hope I will enjoy it more that Sing Unburied Sing.


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Did anyone read this? i have started (yes I know - I am slow!) but the writing is superb - am hoping the plot lives up to the writing quality


Lagullande | 76 comments Penny wrote: "Did anyone read this? i have started (yes I know - I am slow!) but the writing is superb - am hoping the plot lives up to the writing quality"

Yes, I really liked this one. I wouldn't have minded if it had won the Booker (it did make it to the shortlist).

I found it very atmospheric and wasn't surprised that it was listed for the 2018 Ondaatje Prize, which is awarded to a work that evokes "the spirit of a place".


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Penny | 682 comments Mod
interesting!
I've never heard of that prize - i just looked it up and its been going for a while and I haven't heard of any of the winners - and there's me thinking I read quite widely. Might be something I take a look at it as i like atmospheric books


Lagullande | 76 comments Penny wrote: "interesting!
I've never heard of that prize - i just looked it up and its been going for a while and I haven't heard of any of the winners - and there's me thinking I read quite widely. Might be so..."


I can recommend the 2017 winner, Golden Hill, if you like historical fiction, and the 2014 winner This Boy (even if you happened not to agree with his politics).


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Penny | 682 comments Mod
OK thanks for recommending them I ll add them to my list


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