I’m sorry but with only a week to go until the Booker shortlist is announced, and with the last two books both read and reviewed, I could not resist posting them ahead of schedule. By all means, take your time in reading them. And don’t expect any new posts in the next week. I’m relying on people making comments to keep the blog timely.
I did enjoy reading all 13 longlist titles even if a few fell short of the mark in my opinion. I think this year’s jury did a very good job of producing a range of titles from different genres and points of view that made contemplating the longlist much more interesting than it was in the last couple of years. Both the shortlist and eventual winner decision will be most interesting.
I will post my own shortlist choices and predicted choices from the jury in a few days — in the meantime, comment is open to all. My thanks for those who have helped my own Booker challenge along already and I hope you have thoughts on these last two books.