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J: A Novel
J: A Novel | Howard Jacobson
The brilliant new novel from the Booker prize-winning author Two people fall in love, not yet knowing where they have come from or where they are going. They arent sure if they have fallen in love of their own accord, or whether theyve been pushed into each others arms. But who would have pushed them, and why? Hanging over their lives is a momentous catastrophe a past event shrouded in suspicion, denial and apology, now referred to as What Happened, If It Happened. Set in the future a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize Longlisted for the JQ Wingate Literary Prize
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mreads
J: A Novel | Howard Jacobson
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J is for "J" have this book in my TBR but the ratings are pretty bad so might pass on it.

#30JuneBooks @howjessreads

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susanw
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How about a title with one letter? #novemberbythenumbers This one has been on my tbr forever. Anyone read it?

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

BarbaraBB Yes! Very impressive. You should know nothing about it before. Just dive in and you‘re in for a great read! 2y
Cinfhen Clever! And my bookclub friend loved this one! 2y
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Simona
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My selection for #startswithJ Still unread ...

#andisaugust

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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick

I had no idea what I was getting myself into. This book overtook me tremendously. The relationship between Ailinn and Kevern I found hearbreakingly beautiful, they said so much with so little words. I was very fascinated by all that happens to them and the people they are surrounded by. And then there is the slow unveiling of WHAT HAPPENED IF IT HAPPENED. Very timely and political, and therefore also rather subjective. #manbooker

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Sweettartlaura
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Panpan

Not a fan. Only finished because it fit my #litsyatoz challenge. I get what Jacobson is saying here, but the execution was poor.

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Meganbub
J: A Novel | Howard Jacobson
Mehso-so

Hmm. Puzzled by this one. Sure ambiguity is a style, the reader can draw their own conclusions and whatnot. But I wanted something a little more solid by the end. I haven't outright dismissed it as annoying and a pan, so I guess it worked at least a little bit on me.

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Meganbub
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Can the title get anymore letter perfect? J for #J! #LitsyAtoZ

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cykitan
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FernsAndFairyTales
J: A Novel | Howard Jacobson
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I have yet to read this one but the cover design is so striking, it's 80% of the reason I bought the book.

#textonlycovers #booktober

sparklemotion This cover is awesome 😮 3y
FernsAndFairyTales @heartlesstree Isn't it?? I love it so much. 3y
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Janitor
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Evening snacks.

MrBook Nice pic! I stopped reading "J". I'll have to start again. After all, I am partial to the letter. ? 4y
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Janitor
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Danwilli2012
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Mehso-so

Pluto thought this book was a tough read. Metaphors layered on top of metaphors. Mainly about how Jewish people were treated and the unsettling rise of people saying the holocaust never happened. Set in a world after a tragedy may or may not have happened certainly leaves you unsettled.

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RyeAnnUh
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Hard at work.

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eliz_bree
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A thoughtful dystopian love story made up of equal parts whimsy (looking at you paper flowers and carved love spoons) and terror (a society obsessed with apologizing for something they refuse to acknowledge while also accepting quotidian violence). Disorienting, challenging & subtly hopeful.

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eliz_bree
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"She was in no rush to come out of her coma where it was warm and silent - she only saw words, she didn't hear them - and declare what she knew. She had no more reports to write just yet. It was good to look at the world slowly and evenly. You don't need to have your eyes open to see things."

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jennypark
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jennypark
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That was what was cruel about superficial change: it exposed what could never change. Better to have stayed where she was and waited. As long as you are waiting you can't be disappointed. I was all right when I was in suspense, she thought. But that wasn't true either. She had never been all right.

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