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books of the year?
Susan Susan Feb 24, 2012 05:35AM
Any comments? thanks!
The 16 Books That Will Compete in Our Eighth Annual Battle Royale
Nathacha Appanah, The Last Brother
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
Teju Cole, Open City
Helen DeWitt, Lightning Rods
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot
Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding
Alan Hollinghurst, Stranger’s Child
Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife
Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table
Ann Patchett, State of Wonder
Donald Ray Pollock, Devil All the Time
Karen Russell, Swamplandia
Kate Zambreno, Green Girl



I have read 6 books on the list.

Open City
The Sisters Brother
Salvage the Bones
1Q84
The Tiger's Wife
State of Wonder

My least fav was The Tiger's Wife.


Why The Tiger's Wife??


I've only read two on this list, "The Tiger's Wife & State of Wonder". I prefer "State of Wonder".


Susan, for me "The Tiger's Wife" is a wonderful mix of fokelore, history, and mystery. It seemed almost magical. I simply loved the beauty of the story and the insight into the characters that happened in the unusual method of telling the story. It is one of the few books I would re read.


I have read 2 books on this list :

Tiger's wife - loved the tale. I think the book was brilliant.

Sense of an ending - got lost in the book till the end. A bit dry in reading but excellent read.

Another book I read recently which blew me away totally is the Night Circus by Erin Morganstien. Its a surreal read into a fantasy laden world. the images evoked by the text are thought compelling and brilliant.


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