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message 1: by Ibis3 (new)

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Just opening this thread if anyone is reading any of the Giller nominees and wants to discuss 'em. (Or, chatter about the winner after it's announced in November.)

message 2: by Ibis3 (last edited Nov 01, 2010 08:57PM) (new)

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I missed the first one (never saw an ad for it -- good job, Bravo), but Bravo is showing profiles of all the shortlisted books every evening this week at 7pm under the title "One Country 5 Books". It doesn't look like the episodes are available online either (good job, CTV).

ETA: It appears that episodes are repeated during the day on the regular CTV channel.

message 3: by Ibis3 (new)

Ibis3 | 322 comments Mod
CTV now has the episodes online:

message 4: by Ibis3 (new)

Ibis3 | 322 comments Mod
So is everyone going to go out and buy the books as Jack Rabinovitch exhorts us to? They all look interesting.

message 5: by A.J. (new)

A.J. I've read Light Lifting, which I think deserved the prize, and Annabel, which I think didn't (although I expected it to be shortlisted).

I'm now reading The Sentimentalists, having been lucky enough to snag a first printing. I like it, although I like Light Lifting better.

I hear good things about the Selecky book, and will probably find a copy and read it. I might skip David Bergen's. Undecided.

message 6: by Miriam (last edited Nov 11, 2010 09:17AM) (new)

Miriam | 4 comments A.J. I agree with you. I'm about half way through The Sentimentalists, and am liking it more now than I did at the beginning, but I thought that Light Lifting was far superior.

I have all the rest, except for Bergen's (which I will borrow from my mother). I think I'll read them all. It's too bad I started with the MacLeod. I suspect they will suffer in comparison.

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