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Booker 2006

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message 1: by Kate (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:56AM) (new)

Kate (kate-schmate) | 7 comments Ok, so it's a tad behind, but was Goodreads even around a year ago?

It has been a weak couple of years for the Booker prize. This year, the most recognizable longlisted book is a McEwan novella that's had a mixed reception.

There wasn't much of interest last year, either, aside from the fact that one of the authors' names looked familiar. A fair few people have read Inheritance of Loss by now, but reviews are tepid. Night Watch was ghastly. Did anyone read any more of last year's shortlisted nominees? And did anyone else find it weird that Black Swan Green, a book you could get excited about, wasn't among them?

message 2: by C. (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:57AM) (new)

C. | 10 comments Goodreads was only founded in Febuary 2007 - that explains how some of us managed to dominate the site for the first few months (or continue to, if you're Conrad) because we joined within its first few weeks of existance.

Forget discussing other literary awards, let's create our own, hold an award ceremony, send out invites to our authors (who obviously won't attent), wait until some blogs hear about us, then NPR does a cute segment on us for "All Things Considered", and in twenty year's we will be the dictators of popular culture.

message 3: by Conrad (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:57AM) (new)

Conrad | 45 comments Mod
That's not a bad idea! I've always wanted to be a dictator of something. Anyone know what this award should be called? Something that doesn't end in "-y," maybe? (Also, this conversation might be best moved to another thread, Chris.)

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