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Everything Under
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
Words are important to Gretel, always have been. As a child, she lived on a canal boat with her mother, and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasnt seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though almost a lifetime ago and those memories have faded. Now Gretel works as a lexicographer, updating dictionary entries, which suits her solitary nature. A phone call from the hospital interrupts Gretels isolation and throws up questions from long ago. She begins to remember the private vocabulary of her childhood. She remembers other things, too: the wild years spent on the river; the strange, lonely boy who came to stay on the boat one winter; and the creature in the water a canal thief? swimming upstream, getting ever closer. In the end there will be nothing for Gretel to do but go back. Daisy Johnsons debut novel turns classical myth on its head and takes readers to a modern-day England unfamiliar to most. As daring as it is moving, Everything Under is a story of family and identity, of fate, language, love and belonging that leaves you unsettled and unstrung.
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Cinfhen
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Day3 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
I‘m eyeing you @BarbaraBB consider yourself tagged

KarenUK Gorgeous! Sitting on my nightstand..... 1w
Mdargusch so pretty! 1w
BarbaraBB I love that cover too. Thanks for the tag 💜💜 1w
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Cinfhen The photos really don‘t capture how exquisite the cover really is @Mdargusch Wayyyy more spectacular than the book @KarenUK @BarbaraBB I wasn‘t a fan of the story 1w
BarbaraBB Neither was I! 1w
Kalalalatja Love that cover, too! 😍 1w
Mdargusch covers should never be better than the story. Its too disappointing! As always, I will cite 1w
Cinfhen Perfect example @Mdargusch 1w
Cinfhen You up for joining in tomorrow @Kalalalatja ???? 1w
Kalalalatja Count me in! 🙌 1w
Cinfhen @Kalalalatja woohoo 🎉 can‘t wait, I‘m pretty sure I “know” one of your covers....I almost picked it myself (edited) 1w
Kalalalatja Ha! I just took my 7 pics, just to be sure I wouldn‘t forget it during the stress of the week, and one of them is the tagged book 😂 1w
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ReadingEnvy
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode 164: Character Driven with Carol Ann.

Carol Ann is back to talk books with more reading in her rearview. We each talk about books we've liked lately but also end up talking about cheese at the end.

@TheBookAndBeyond

https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy164

Cathythoughts Sounds like a great chat ... and cheese too. I‘ll have a listen soon 3w
Centique This was a fun listen Jenny. Especially the cheese talk - I‘m always keen to hear some cheesy recipes! 😂😂 2w
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Tashreads
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Just started this and must admit I‘m struggling to get into it. What did you think?

BookwormM I loved it but if you don‘t like the quirky language you probably won‘t enjoy it 4w
charl08 Mixed: the nature descriptions and the cover is amazing. I didn't really get the story. 4w
LapReader I heard her speak at the Sydney Writers‘s Festival and bought the book based solely on that. Yet to read it but can‘t wait. 4w
bernadette I didn't like it. The language carried me through but I didn't see the point of it. It is a myth retelling which I normally like but I just found it a little grim and a bit gross. 3w
Tex2Flo I don‘t know about the book, but I do want to know more about the artist who made the cover. That is spectacular!! 3w
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ReadingEnvy
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Everything Under by Daisy Johnson is yet another novel based on a myth that I didn't know about until I finished. Arghhhh. But I think it only informs one piece of the story. The non-linear fragmented chapters rotate points of view and narrative voice (2nd person, 3rd person, etc.)⤵️

ReadingEnvy Gretel is an adult and working as a lexicographer, but constantly searching for her mother, who abandoned her 16 years ago. She is also looking for answers about a man who showed up to their boat, where they lived for a majority of her life in the Oxford canals.⤵️ 1mo
ReadingEnvy She and her mom have their own vocabulary but also their own mythology, one that never leaves Gretel as she adjusts to the way the rest of the world lives. There is a lot of "fluidity" in this novel, a very obvious theme from the start, but it changes in its manifestation - the water, gender, time, reality, and so on.⤵️ 1mo
ReadingEnvy I feel like this book is Offshore (Penelope Fitzgerald) adjacent with some themes in common with Elmet (Fiona Mozley) and Ghost Wall (Sarah Moss) but I found myself enjoying the reading process more than those last two.

I also think I'll count it as #somethingswampy for the #readingenvysummerreading challenge.
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BookwormM I loved this one the writing felt magical from the beginning 1mo
ReadingEnvy @BookwormM I was hooked pretty immediately too. 1mo
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bernadette
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Mehso-so

My expectations were too high.... There wasn't enough mystery to make it intriguing or enough suspense to make it a thriller and not enough creepiness or magic or atmosphere to make it otherworldly but the book had elements of all these things. And I didn't like the way it all wrapped up at the end. And I didn't feel that strongly about any of the characters. Some beautiful writing pulled me through but I disliked the story.

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bernadette
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Sitting by the pool with freshly baked banana muffins while the kids have a swim playdate. So not ready for the start of school.

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readingjedi
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Mehso-so

Technically this is an amazing book. Beautifully written, intelligent use of myth, on point queering of the narrative, wonderfully evoked locations & histories, well developed & nuanced characters. All that stuff. But - rather unsurprisingly - I just didn't like it. Nor did I really enjoy the reading experience. Not sure why, it just left me a little cold .... and bored. It is also unrelentingly grim & I was properly miserable by the end.

TheAromaofBooks Unrelenting grimness is one thing I just really can't handle in a book. While I don't need butterflies and rainbows on every page, I do need some sense of hope/purpose by the end! 2mo
Henrik_Madsen Sometimes the right ingredients is just not enough to make a good dish! 2mo
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Debblyliz
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Mehso-so

Lovely lyrical language with deep undertones. This is a book I should‘ve liked and yet I never connected with it and instead reading felt a bit of a chore 🤷‍♀️

Caroline2 It‘s annoying when that happens. 🙄 2mo
Debblyliz So true! 2mo
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Bevita
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Bailedbailed

I must have seen this on a “summer‘s best reads” list. Didn‘t grab me at the start and I bailed. Maybe give it a try later.

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readingjedi
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Starting this one just now - heard good things about it so I'm looking forward to it. With thanks to #netgalley for this book.

BookwormM I loved it 3mo
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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

A genderbent, queer retelling of Oedipus, which left me feeling deeply unsettled but in a good way.

readordierachel Sounds great! 4mo
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DebinHawaii
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My library #bookhaul from earlier today. I checked out three veg-friendly meat-free cookbooks from the new-ish section & bought the two books on top at the half-price sale at the library bookstore. Both books got mixed reviews on Litsy, but they are in perfect condition & I love the covers, & on sale it was just $1 for both so if I don't like them, it's not a big loss.
📚🤗

LeahBergen I‘m still interested in Tangerine (even with the so-so reviews). 4mo
TrishB I got Tangerine in the charity shop yesterday. I‘ll give it a go 👍🏻 @LeahBergen 4mo
LeahBergen @TrishB Oh, good! I‘ll be interested to hear what you think as I‘m still holding out hope. 😄 4mo
readordierachel Great haul! 4mo
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overtheedge
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Pickpick

Wow!! I was about a quarter in, ready to DNF, I just didnt get it....so glad I didnt. This was so wild, so original, so deep...a women searching for her mother she has not seen in years....wants to rebuild and relive the memories of growing up on a boat in a canal together, using their own language. Except, once she finds her mother, she is in a home with Alzheimers....
Man, did I end up loving this.

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Expandingbookshelf
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“The places we are born come back. They disguise themselves as migraines, stomach aches, insomnia. They are the way we sometimes wake falling, fumbling for the bedside lamp, certain everything we‘ve built has gone in the night. We become strangers to the places we are born. They would not recognize us but we will always recognize them. They are marrow to us; they are bred into us.”

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Cartoom
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But sometimes I wonder if you are right and if all of our choices are remnants of all the choices we made before. As if decisions were shards from the bombs of our previous actions.

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Lauren890
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Mehso-so

Her writing is beautiful, but the book is a bit hard to follow at first. It took me about 100 pages to finally get it (maybe it‘s just me!). I wish I hadn‘t known the myth this is based on - that would have made what happens less predictable which I probably would have enjoyed more. It‘s definitely a bit of a tragedy so be ready for it!

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phyhill
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Pickpick

This wasn't quite what I expected. Johnson's short story collection floored me and I anticipated more of the surrealistic fantasy I loved about it to be present here. Still, this was interesting and the writing is superb.

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AnneCecilie
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Pickpick

A story about a daughter and a mother, in the present and in the past, and how their past affect the present.

It‘s not an easy read, shifting between the different times, but still there‘s something in the writing that makes it easy to read. I don‘t know how to describe that.

I‘ll definitely read her next novel. I might even try her short story collection, and I‘m not much of a short story reader.

Reviewsbylola Very pretty cover. 6mo
BookwormM I loved this one it was magical 6mo
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kathedron
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Pickpick

There's a lot going on in this inventive retelling of the Oedipus myth: fate, identity, family, belonging, and (that which especially piqued my interest) the degree to which those things are determined by language. It's well written and I had a hard time putting the book down but it's necessarily a murky and disturbing tale. I recommend a brisk walk after to clear your head (maybe steer clear of waterways, though!).

Cathythoughts Great review!! Oedipus??!! I had no idea. Love that myth ! Stacked 6mo
jhod I loved this one too - thank you for the postcard! X 6mo
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kathedron
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This is interesting! Linguistically-determined fate. 😶

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Twocougs
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Pickpick

One of those that when you finish you are speechless, unsure what exactly to say. Daisy Johnson‘s writing is stunning, the story takes a dark Oedipus turn. I will spend the rest of the day pondering it‘s meaning, deep into the night. #Blackwell‘soxford

JazzFeathers Oh, l have a few of those Blackwell bookmarks too. 6mo
Twocougs @JazzFeathers If I can‘t be in Oxford, at least the bookmark makes me happy. 6mo
JazzFeathers @Twocougs 😂 l've never realised this is Oxford. Though they all arrived with my Tolkien's books, so it makes sense 😏 6mo
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Kazzie
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Well written. Disturbing and sad

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rmaclean4
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Oops...my library books have gotten out to of control!! I started Everything Under last night and 30 pages in I am loving it so far.

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AnneCecilie
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Something her father had said came back to her though only partly; something about how achieving only the smallest thing was still an achievement

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valeriegeary
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Snagged this off the library's #luckyday shelf. I hadn't heard anything about it when I picked it up but later discovered it was shortlisted for 2018 Man Booker & the author is the prize's youngest finalist to date. It's a bit experimental in its structure so it took me a minute to get into it, but now I'm dragged in deep, absorbed, swept up in the tempestuous and twisting river that is a crucial part of this story.

Tamra I just love that cover! 7mo
sarahbarnes Yes! I loved it! 7mo
KarenUK Ok... now you‘ve totally sold me... its sitting on my night stand like.... moving it to the top 👍💕 7mo
valeriegeary @KarenUK Hope it's good for you! I just finished it and it's a challenging read but the writing is lyrical, haunting, and it's based on a classic myth which was kind of fun but also disturbing. It left me feeling a lot of complicated things. 😄 7mo
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sarahbarnes
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Pickpick

This was a great read. A creative spin on the myth of Oedipus, and an intense look at the relationships between parents and children, with our past, and fate. Fantastic storytelling from start to finish. “The places we are born come back.” #LitsyAtoZ

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sarahbarnes
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Excited to start this one today!! 😃

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AnneCecilie
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I walked to the library today to pick up the two at the top. So naturally I came home with more books. I haven‘t borrowed books from the library in 15 yrs and I hope I manage to keep this up. To borrow books instead of buying them.

@SiriK ser du hvilken bok som ble med hjem?

Suet624 Yes! I love libraries. 7mo
Siri_reads Ja! @AnneCecilie ?Håper du også liker Det vokser et tre i Brooklyn ? (edited) 7mo
AnneCecilie @SiriK 🤞😊 7mo
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Phoebus
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed the poetry of this book. It felt refreshing and tangible. A great retelling of the Oedipus tragedy

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KarenUK
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#newin a couple of beauties borrowed from the lovely @Samplergal 😍
The reviews are mixed here on Litsy for the tagged book, but one of the blurbs compares the writing to Graham Swift, who I adore.... so I am optimistic 😊
And the London Letters are just so pretty!

Kalalalatja I really liked the tagged book, and thought the writing was beautiful 👌 8mo
Samplergal Hope you enjoy them! 8mo
Samplergal And please pass along or keep them. I‘m downsizing and letting things go to people who can enjoy them. That book came from the Notting Hill Book Shop, so it‘s more “home” for you. 8mo
Tex2Flo Possibly the most beautiful cover I‘ve seen in a while! 8mo
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JackieSmith
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Just starting this book & hoping I can squeeze in a few hours of reading this afternoon before returning to work Monday. The writing is wonderful so far.

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Thanks for all the birthday wishes last weekend, my Litsy friends! It was a big one, so I got a trip away to my favourite bookshop, Mr B‘s in Bath, and was treated to some of my greatly anticipated reads. This was what I came home treasuring 😘 📚🍰💕

RachelO How lovely! And a belated Happy Birthday! 🎉📚🌻 9mo
Velvetfur I don't remember seeing your birthday on here so happy belated birthday from me! (sorry if this is a repeat!) 🎉🎂🎈🎀🎁💜 9mo
jhod Happy birthday!! X 9mo
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Bklover Happy Birthday!! 9mo
Tanisha_A Belated birthday wishes to you! 🎂📚🎈🎉 9mo
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rachlols
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to read this book but the over the top descriptive imagery is a slog to get through. Going to prioritize my other library books.

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Jav1972
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Looking at this title for reviews

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Cinfhen
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Mehso-so

The only book I managed to read while on holiday. Love the cover (5 stars)but the book...not so much! It had some beautiful writing and incredible imagery but the story was messy, confusing & mostly unfulfilling. It just didn‘t work for me & I was super glad that it was a relatively short book. 2.5 stars. Took an awesome London street art tour and thought I‘d share a pic💜

Cinfhen Did u read this yet @GuiltyFeat ??? 11mo
TrishB Is the Bowie mural in Brixton on that tour? 11mo
Cinfhen No!!! We were in #Shoreditch @TrishB but I wish we went to Brixton!!! That mural was UH.MAY.ZING ( yes, I went down the Google rabbit hole) 11mo
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TrishB Aww shame! It is amazing. We visited it not long after Bowie died, a moving experience. The house were he was born is near by too, so we visited that as well! 11mo
Cinfhen You‘ve given me an entire itinerary for my next trip @TrishB 😘😘#Bowie #Brixton #Liverpool #PennyLane #Daunts #BritishLibrary 11mo
TrishB That sounds pretty perfect 👌😘 11mo
LeahBergen I never manage to read a lot on holiday unless it‘s a mindless, beach-type vacation. One book is pretty impressive! 11mo
Reviewsbylola There‘s nothing sadder than a gorgeous cover housing a mediocre book. 11mo
DivineDiana Street Art! ❤️ 11mo
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I still remembered then, I think, most of what it had been like to live on the river, and the knowledge of this was strung inside me and along my arms like blinking eyes.

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sumaiyya.books
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Gah!!! I really thought I‘d love this book, but I‘m feeling so UNDER-whelmed and confused after reading it. The story tries to be too much at once, though the writing is great. My full review:
https://sumaiyyareads.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/book-review-everything-under-by-d...

BarbaraBB Although I liked the book better than you did (no favorite though) I can understand your review and I love your blog! 💕 11mo
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Redwritinghood
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I have now finished the Booker shortlist! This is a gorgeous retelling of Oedipus Rex. Told through alternating storylines of Gretel‘s current life with her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer‘s, their old life together on the river, and the time Gretel spent looking for her mother. Filled with striking symbolism of fate, lust, rebirth, and guilt and shame, this book addresses the old themes in the original play with a modern sensibility. 4⭐️

Cinfhen So..... predictions ??? 11mo
Redwritinghood @Cinfhen I would like The Long Take to win, but I feel like it will be The Overstory. 11mo
9999 @Redwritinghood is Long Take your favorite? Any others you liked of the 6? 11mo
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BarbaraBB @Redwritinghood I feel the same. 🤞 for The Long Take! @cinfhen 11mo
readordierachel Nice review. Will definitely check this out. 11mo
Redwritinghood @sskk I‘m actually torn between the two. The Long Take is a beautiful book. The Overstory is complex and very relevant to current environmental issues. I would have a hard time picking. 11mo
Redwritinghood @readordierachel Thanks! Hope you enjoy it. 11mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🧡I have only read one and I wasn‘t impressed 11mo
Redwritinghood @BarbaraBB 🤞🏻🤞🏻 11mo
Redwritinghood @readordierachel Thanks! Hope you enjoy it. 11mo
Redwritinghood @Cinfhen Which one did you read? 11mo
Cinfhen @GuiltyFeat my trusted readers are both rooting for The Long Take... have you read any of the other ManBooker ShortListed yet??? 11mo
Cinfhen It was the Kushner 11mo
GuiltyFeat @Cinfhen not yet. They‘re announcing the winner in the next couple of hours so I think I‘ve blown my chance of reading the winner before it wins as I did for the past two years. Reading The Obelisk Gate now with Washington Black up next, I think. 11mo
Cinfhen Washington Black is meant to be very good @GuiltyFeat and I‘ve heard wonderful things about the Obelisk Gate, I tried the Fifth Season but it wasn‘t clicking for me 🤷‍♀️ I may try again 11mo
9999 Wow. I am still only 27% through Milkman. I will get through it and then read the others. I am behind this year. Good for you @Redwritinghood for getting through them all BEFORE the announcement. Did you read much of longlist too? 11mo
Redwritinghood @sskk Actually, I still have two from the longlist that I haven‘t read. 11mo
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JamieArc
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#3/6 of the #manbooker shortlist finished in time for the winner to be announced. Review pending because I was left quite unsettled and am going to have to sit on it for a while before forming an opinion...

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rachelwill
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Pickpick

Book 27: Dived into this on a glorious autumn weekend away by the sea in Anglesey and finished it back home by the East London canals. Perfect settings for this beautiful debut that has an almost magic realist approach to nature, mythology and relationships. Cannot wait to see what Johnson comes out with next.

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JamieArc
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I‘m not convinced the books chosen for the #manbooker shortlist weren‘t chosen for their gorgeous covers (if you can‘t see the gold leafing on Washington Black, it‘s beautiful). Trying to get through the tagged book before the winner is chosen on Tuesday.

Samplergal I agree! While I was in London, one of the bookshops had a gorgeous display. I‘d vote for Everything Under based on the cover. Can‘t wait to see who really wins. 11mo
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Mitch
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I love these interviews - all followed by 5 book rec‘s from the authors.

https://fivebooks.com/best-books/daisy-johnson-books-that-influenced-her/

Samplergal Have you read her book? Curious what you thought. 11mo
Mitch @Samplergal I‘ve read her short stories Fen, which although I don‘t like short stories I really liked them! Very strange and mythical with a really really strong sense of place. Ive got the novel on my shelf waiting to be read! 11mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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A lovely evening spent listening to three of the authors shortlisted for the Booker prize, Daisy Johnson, Robin Robertson and Richard Powers talking about their books.
#manbookerprize #offtheshelf

Kalalalatja My three faves! 11mo
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Samplergal
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1. Was in London and this musician was on Westminster Bridge. 2. Watching the weather channel about Hurricane Michael 3. Everything Under. 4. Breakfast at Heathrow airport yesterday morning. 5. Mexican. #humpdaypost

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Samplergal
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Finishing up this one on the airplane. Prediction : This will win the Man Booker Prize. It‘s being released in the states Oct 23. #magicalrealism

Cinfhen The cover is beautiful, that‘s for sure 💚safe travels 11mo
BarbaraBB It‘s an original story but I prefer The Long Take! 11mo
Samplergal @BarbaraBB I haven‘t started that yet. I just think this is weird enough to win. That‘s how I see the Man Booker at times. A really different book that isn‘t a comfortable read. My take. We will see soon! 11mo
BarbaraBB @Samplergal I agree that‘s how the Man Booker often works. And I can live with this one as the winner! 11mo
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Samplergal
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A great day to get some reading in in Green Park, London.

Bklover It looks like those two people in the photo are bookmarks poking up out of your book! Hope you‘re enjoying your day! 11mo
Samplergal @Bklover 😆😆😆 I didn‘t even see that. Funny. 11mo
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Samplergal
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Going in! I have two to finish for book club, but yet here I go!

Leftcoastzen Love the brown sauce in the ramekin!🇬🇧 11mo
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Cathythoughts
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#SeptemberDanes I‘ve only read Snap , & no other Man Booker Prize contenders. I‘d like to read one from the shortlist - I‘m tempted to try this one because the cover is #sobeautiful
Or maybe I should read a different one ? 🤔

Kalalalatja I love the cover on this, and I thought it was great! 👌 12mo
TrishB It does look lovely 💕 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm The cover is beautiful. I also want to know which book from the shortlist I should read first, since I haven‘t read any. 12mo
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes ! I‘d like to know too @batsy would you have a recommend ? 12mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Alas, I'm sorry that I've only read Snap from the longlist! I've had a busy two days and didn't realise the shortlist was out 🙂 Gonna catch up on Litsy now 😘 I've heard that this lovely tagged book is an interesting read... 12mo
Cathythoughts Thanks ! @batsy I hope you get some down time soon 😘 (edited) 12mo
JamieArc I only have time to read 1 or 2 from the short list. I‘ve read The Overstory (which I really loved because I love trees and nature) and The Mars Room. I‘ve heard really good things about Everything Under and Washington Black, so those are my next two. 12mo
Mdargusch This cover! 💙💙💙 12mo
BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts The Long Take is my favorite of the shortlist. I can really recommend it. Everything Under is good too! 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm @BarbaraBB thanks for the recommendation! 12mo
andrew61 Id read 3 of the longlist by Monday and 2 ended up on shortlist. I really liked everything under so would recommend. But The long take was even better, more challenging as it is a long poem about a man dealing with coming to terms with war and if you like b+wHolywood movies from the 50's it is especially good. Im in the middle of milkman, i struggled at first and did 20 pages in debate bailing but now i have found the voice im enjoying. Happy rdg 12mo
Cathythoughts @cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thankyou ! I‘ve stacked it now 🙏🏻 (edited) 12mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 thankyou for your thoughts. I‘ll go for The Long Take .... happy reading to you too , my friend! I will be interested to see you review on Milkman ... I‘m a bit afraid of it. But I see you found a voice after awhile... when stories are so close to home , I often back off , but then if I give them a chance they are often brilliant.... 12mo
Cathythoughts @JamieArc thankyou for your thoughts... 👍🏻❤️ I think I like the title & will investigate (edited) 12mo
Cathythoughts @Mdargusch isn‘t it a great cover !!! 12mo
andrew61 @Cathythoughts it is reminding me a bit of solar bones by Mike mccormack which was nominated last year and whilst difficult in style was so good and ended up as one of my favourite books of the year plus i saw him in Manchester around that time with john banville. There is so much wonderful writing historically and currently in Ireland. 12mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 we went to see the play The Lonesome West , Martin McDonagh , recently, it was brilliant... and again I had to be dragged along , but I enjoyed it more than my husband!! Thankyou for saying good things about Ireland !! We love that 👍🏻💚 12mo
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