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Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) (captain_sir_roddy) | 1483 comments Mod
Here's a link to a New York Times article announcing the release of the Man Booker Prize short-list and the six semifinalists. Hmm, who's it going to be this year, I wonder?

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/201...


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Grace Tjan Christopher wrote: "Here's a link to a New York Times article announcing the release of the Man Booker Prize short-list and the six semifinalists. Hmm, who's it going to be this year, I wonder?

http://artsbeat.blo..."


I'm disappointed that The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet didn't make that list.


Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) (captain_sir_roddy) | 1483 comments Mod
Sandybanks wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Here's a link to a New York Times article announcing the release of the Man Booker Prize short-list and the six semifinalists. Hmm, who's it going to be this year, I wonder?

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Your review of this novel was just superb, and makes me want to read the novel! Thanks for the recommendation!


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MadgeUK | 5214 comments Great review Snadybanks - thanks! It is a long time since I read a Mitchell, I might buy this one.


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MadgeUK | 5214 comments Great review Sandybanks - thanks! It is a long time since I read a Mitchell, I might buy this one.

Fairly long piece on the Man Booker in The Independent today:-

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ent...

I will definitely be reading Andrea Levy's The Long Song:-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/...


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Everyman | 3582 comments Christopher wrote: "Here's a link to a New York Times article announcing the release of the Man Booker Prize short-list and the six semifinalists. Hmm, who's it going to be this year, I wonder?"

Whoever it is, odds are pretty good that in twenty years it will be a largely forgotten book.


Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) (captain_sir_roddy) | 1483 comments Mod
Ami wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Here's a link to a New York Times article announcing the release of the Man Booker Prize short-list and the six semifinalists. Hmm, who's it going to be this year, I wonder?

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I read your review today too, Ami. I think I shall give it a read and see what I think of it. I like that period of history; and having lived in the Bahamas for a year the story of the Africans and their lives in the Caribbean has always fascinated me. I'll be sure to let you know what I think about the book.


Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) (captain_sir_roddy) | 1483 comments Mod
Everyman wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Here's a link to a New York Times article announcing the release of the Man Booker Prize short-list and the six semifinalists. Hmm, who's it going to be this year, I wonder?"

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And I don't disagree with you, Everyman.


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Grace Tjan MadgeUK wrote: "Great review Sandybanks - thanks! It is a long time since I read a Mitchell, I might buy this one.

Fairly long piece on the Man Booker in The Independent today:-

http://www.independent.co.uk/a..."


Thanks, Madge. I enjoyed it a lot.

I'd probably read the Carey book.


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Grace Tjan "One would think with a novel set up against the backdrop of historical slave era Jamaica there would be the makings of a great story. Oddly enough, both the content and manner in which this novel is written are both a huge disappointment! The plethora of characters are poorly developed rendering them depthless and uninteresting. July, Caroline Mortimar, Kitty, Dewar, Godfrey, all seemed so generic...Nothing about them set them apart from anything else out there. This novel should have been so much better...AGH!"

This sounds dire, Ami. I'll probably pass on it.


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MadgeUK | 5214 comments I'll wait for it to get remaindered and be in the 'Used' section though:).


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