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message 1: by Antonomasia (last edited Apr 09, 2019 11:56AM) (new)

Antonomasia | 2629 comments Ranking chart by Hugh in next post.

The shortlisted books:

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi (Arabic / Omani), tr. Marilyn Booth (Sandstone Press Ltd)

The Years by Annie Ernaux The Years by Annie Ernaux (French / French), tr. Alison L. Strayer (Fitzcarraldo Editions)

The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann (German / German), tr. Jen Calleja (Profile Books, Serpent's Tail)

Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk (Polish / Polish), tr. Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Fitzcarraldo Editions)

The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Spanish / Colombian), tr. Anne McLean (Quercus, MacLehose Press)

The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán (Spanish / Chilean), tr. Sophie Hughes (And Other Stories)

The longlist ranking thread is here.


message 2: by Hugh (last edited May 15, 2019 12:56AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 3369 comments Mod
League tables (links now fixed):

SHORTLIST RANKINGS ONLY:

My adjusted weightings method:

Pos, Book, Average, Adjusted, Count, First Places, STDev
1, The Shape Of The Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez , 2.07, 1.29, 14, 8, 0.85
2, The Years by Annie Ernaux , 2.21, 1.40, 14, 4, 0.81
3, The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zeran , 2.92, 2.07, 13, 1, 0.91
4, Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead by Olga Tokarczuk , 3.64, 2.90, 14, 1, 1.30
5, Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi , 3.85, 3.02, 13, 1, 1.26
6, The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann , 5.90, 4.90, 10, 0, 1.69

Paul-style aggregate of comparisons

Pos, Book, Average, Relative ranking, Count, First Places
1, The Years by Annie Ernaux , 2.21, 31, 14, 4
2, The Shape Of The Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez , 2.07, 30, 14, 8
3, The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zeran , 2.92, 10, 13, 1
4, Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead by Olga Tokarczuk , 3.64, -10, 14, 1
5, Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi , 3.85, -13, 13, 1
6, The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann , 5.90, -48, 10, 0

INCLUDING LONGLIST RANKINGS

My adjusted weightings method:

Pos, Book, Average, Adjusted, Count, First Places, STDev
1, The Shape Of The Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez , 2.00, 1.22, 15, 9, 0.85
2, The Years by Annie Ernaux , 2.13, 1.39, 16, 5, 0.83
3, The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zeran , 3.00, 2.26, 14, 1, 1.04
4, Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead by Olga Tokarczuk , 3.50, 2.99, 16, 1, 1.39
5, Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi , 3.85, 3.02, 13, 1, 1.26
6, The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann , 5.90, 4.90, 10, 0, 1.69

Paul-style aggregate of comparisons

Pos, Book, Average, Relative ranking, Count, First Places
1, The Shape Of The Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez , 2.00, 33, 15, 9
1, The Years by Annie Ernaux , 2.13, 33, 16, 5
3, The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zeran , 3.00, 7, 14, 1
4, Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead by Olga Tokarczuk , 3.50, -12, 16, 1
5, Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi , 3.85, -13, 13, 1
6, The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann , 5.90, -48, 10, 0


message 3: by Ann Helen (new)

Ann Helen (bergenslabb) | 34 comments I've only read one of the shortlisted books so far, but it was a great start.

1) The Shape of the Ruins
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message 4: by Hugh (last edited Apr 10, 2019 12:28AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 3369 comments Mod
1 Drive your Plow
2 The Years
3 The Remainder
4 Celestial Bodies


message 5: by Barbara (last edited Apr 23, 2019 09:56AM) (new)

Barbara (barbara_63) | 62 comments 1. The Years
2. The Remainder
3. Drive your plow
4. Celestial Bodies
5. The Shape of the Ruins
6. The Pine Islands


message 6: by Antonomasia (last edited May 22, 2019 12:20AM) (new)

Antonomasia | 2629 comments (FAO Hugh re calculations - my ranking hasn't changed since 3 May; I just edited the post to add links to reviews.)

1. The Shape of the Ruins
2. The Years
3. Celestial Bodies
4= The Remainder
4= Drive Your Plow
6. The Pine Islands


message 7: by Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer (last edited May 13, 2019 09:45PM) (new)

Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer | 6132 comments Very underwhelming list.

1 Celestial Bodies (4 stars)
2 The Remainder (3.5 rounded up)
3 The Shape of the Ruins (3.5 rounded down)
5 Drive Your Plow (1.5 rounded up)
6 The Years (0*)


message 8: by Val (new)

Val | 1016 comments 1 The Remainder
2 The Shape of the Ruins
3 The Years
4 Celestial Bodies
5 Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
6 The Pine Islands


message 9: by Alysson (last edited May 09, 2019 10:09AM) (new)

Alysson Oliveira | 85 comments 1. The years
2. The shape of the ruins
3. The remainder
4. Celestial bodies
5. Drive your plow...
6. The Pine Islands


message 10: by Paul (new)

Paul Fulcher (fulcherkim) | 9689 comments 1 The Shape of the Ruins
2 The Years
3 The Remainder
4 Celestial Bodies
5 Drive your Plow
6 The Pine Islands

(large gaps for me from 1/2 to 3/4 and from 3/4 to 5/6 although I could easily swap the order in the pairs)


message 11: by Agnese (last edited Apr 15, 2019 06:51AM) (new)

Agnese | 14 comments 1. The Shape of the Ruins
2. The Years
3. The Remainder
4. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
5. Celestial Bodies
6. The Pine Islands


message 12: by Neil (new)

Neil | 1979 comments I've read 5 and my ranking would be the same as Paul's, other than switching one of his pairs.

1 The Shape of the Ruins
2 The Years
3 Celestial Bodies
4 The Remainder
5 Drive your Plow

This means I think it is actually a strong list as everything has 4 (or 4.5, but I never round up to 5) stars.


message 13: by Cordelia (last edited May 15, 2019 11:30PM) (new)

Cordelia (anne21) | 110 comments 1. Celestial Bodies
2. The Shape of the Ruins
3. The Years
4. Drive your Plow
5.
6. The Pine Islands


message 14: by LindaJ^ (new)

LindaJ^ (lindajs) | 672 comments 1. The Years
2. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
3. The Shape of the Ruins

4. The Remainder
5. Celestial Bodies

6. The Pine Islands


message 15: by Tommi (new)

Tommi | 514 comments 1. The Years
2. Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead
3. Celestial Bodies
4. The Remainder
5. The Pine Islands
6. The Shape of the Ruins


message 16: by Shane (new)

Shane | 3 comments 1. The Shape Of The Ruins
2. The Remainder
3. Drive Your Plow...
4. The Years
5. Celestial Bodies
6. The Pine Islands


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