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Kalalalatja
An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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“But I must render it all in as much detail as I can” - oh, how I wish you wouldn‘t. This was too long, with too many digressions which took me out of a story I had trouble enough following. Obioma‘s writing is beautiful, but it wasn‘t enough to save the experience for me. It is a shame, because I loved The Fishermen

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JennyM 🤣🤣🤣 love your review! 22h
Cathythoughts Yes. Great review 👍🏻♥️. I am a fan of the book though .. loved it 21h
Hooked_on_books I had a similar response. I‘m beginning to think I should avoid the books on the Booker list. 21h
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TrishB Interesting 👍🏻 I have but not yet reads 20h
TrishB @Hooked_on_books I usually think like that too! 20h
AnneCecilie I had some issues with “The Fisherman”, so then I‘ll stay away from this. At least for now. (edited) 20h
emilyhaldi I got this from the library and returned it after reading just a few pages... glad I did 😅 19h
Kalalalatja @JennyM @Cathythoughts @AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi to be fair, I don‘t think this was the right time for me to read it, but bad timing can‘t explain it all 🙄 @Hooked_on_books @TrishB they are always hit or miss for me. Currently reading Ducks, Newburyport from the shortlist, and I‘m not sure what I feel about the 1000 pages long one sentence thing. 18h
Hooked_on_books You‘re so ambitious to tackle Ducks. As soon as I heard about the structure I said no way! 12h
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Kalalalatja
Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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This was a lot better than I expected! I have only read one Rushdie before, which I didn‘t love, so I had prepared myself for “meh”, but I ended closer to “yeah”.

It was weird and funny, with an abundance of current topics told through a story within a story - the opioid crisis, racism, politics, tv and film, and so much more.

It‘s a lot, I know. But unexpectedly well done. #BookerPrize2019

Caroline2 I‘m intrigued by this one. Stacked! 👍 3d
Leftcoastzen I am very tempted, so many books released in the fall!Had to grab The Testaments on Tuesday, Rushdie stacked right next to it. 3d
BarbaraBB Sounds encouraging! I‘ve loved rushdie in the past but somehow I fell out of love! 3d
Simona I don‘t like his writing style, but somehow I liked this one too 🤔 3d
Kalalalatja @Caroline2 @BarbaraBB @Simona something was just different about this one (based on one prior experience 😅). I think the humour helped a bit! @Leftcoastzen I know! This Fall is an abundance of great new books! 1d
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BookwormM
Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Amazon apparently had a delivery system failure and my hard back delivery was delayed. I didn‘t let that hold me back instead I ordered the Kindle edition and as you can see I whizzed through it. Can‘t wait to see what you guys think.

Personally there was 1 narrative I preferred to the others & I wasn‘t sold on the coincidences.

Loved the historical notes.

Interesting look at Gilead functioning & corruption.

Leftcoastzen Wow ,that was fast!I‘m about 80 pages in. 4d
BookwormM @Leftcoastzen I have the week off work started this about 10:00 this morning read on and off all day it‘s now nearly midnight and I am off to bed. Blessed be. 4d
Gezemice Wow, already finished! So fast! 4d
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4thhouseontheleft Mine was delivered at 3pm. I'm only 30 pages in, because I had to stop to take my daughter to XC practice, and then dinner. Picking it back up now! 4d
DavidDiamond Should one re-read Handmaids Tale prior to reading this? 4d
TheBookKeepers Omg 💯 read The Grace Year next!!! That‘s my favorite new release so far this year!!! 4d
Cinfhen The first Litsy review I saw!!! I‘m curious about the “coincidences” ~ I generally HATE that as a plot device 🙄 4d
BookwormM @DavidDiamond personally I would say yes re read The Handmaid‘s Tale it also helps if you have seen the show at least up until the end of season 2 4d
BookwormM @Cinfhen the beauty of the original was the unknown narrator with no real past or future I feel you kind of lose that in this book. 4d
BookwormM @TheBookKeepers thanks for the recommendation I have 2 book club books I need to read first then I will hit this one 4d
Cinfhen Interesting. I‘m afraid with all the hype I‘m going to be disappointed 😔 4d
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Emilymdxn
Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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#bookerprize2019 5/6

I‘m head over heels for this book. It did SO much, but pulled together so well and I never had difficulty following it. A retelling of Don Quixote, about an old tv obsessed Indian American man in love with a talk show host, his cousin fuelling the opioid crisis, on a road trip across America with his imaginary son, and the personal troubles of the author who writes him. Weird but beautiful, hopeful, so individual.

Kalalalatja I‘m currently reading it at the moment, and I agree with you completely 🙌 6d
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Kalalalatja
Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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The MC of my current audiobook seems to be the kind of person who “gets knocked down, and then gets up again”, even if it is in a kinda crazy-stalker-ish way 😳 and I realize I make this sound more sinister than it is. Actually, I‘m finding it kinda funny and interesting, so far

#TubThumbing #RedRoseSeptember #BookerPrize2019

arlenefinnigan I've never read any Salman Rushdie, how are you finding it? 2w
Cinfhen Hmmmm, never thought of trying it on audio! I usually don‘t get on well with Rushdie but I‘m considering another try 2w
Kalalalatja @arlenefinnigan @AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I‘m only a couple of chapters in, but so far, I find it a lot more readable than Midnight‘s Children. I don‘t know if it is the audio format, but something about this book just works for me at the moment. So I‘m cautiously optimistic 👍 2w
Reggie Sounds good! 1w
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Ericalambbrown
Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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I got the tagged book in the mail today since I‘d preordered it. (Excellent #bookmail day!) Expecting The Testaments on 9/10. I really need to look into the others. #bookerprize2019

Anyway, here‘s the link to the NPR story if y‘all are interested:
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/757031950/margaret-atwood-salman-rushdie-headline...

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jhod
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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My Booker Prize predictions #bookerprize2019
I have read 6 (nearly), loving tagged book but not yet finished. Of those I've read I have picked 3 which I think deserve shortlisting and for the other 3 I have gone with reviews/hype and those I most want to "have" to read!

Lanny
Lost Children Archive
Girl, Woman, Other
Ducks, Newburyport
The Testaments
10 minutes, 38 seconds

TrishB They look very pretty like that 😁 2w
Ericalambbrown Hey!!! You were 4 for 6! Well done, you! 📚😊🙌🏻 2w
jhod @Ericalambbrown yes am pretty pleased with that, ha! 2w
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Simona
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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My shortlist for #BookerPrize2019 🤓

L.Ellmann - Ducks, Newburyport; B.Evaristo - Girl, Woman, Other; D.Levy - The Man Who Saw Everything; S.Rushdie - Quichotte; K.Barry - Night Boat to Tangier; V.Luiselli - Lost Children Archive

Kalalalatja I have only read Lost Children Archive of those six, and I wasn‘t the biggest fan, but I have high hopes for the others! 2w
Simona @Kalalalatja I‘m not a fan either, but I ‘had to‘ make a choice between Lost Children Archive and An Orchestra of Minorities ... but I think (I hope) that it will be replaced with 2w
8little_paws I *really* want to read ducks but I have sooooo many other books I should be reading..... 2w
Simona @8little_paws It‘s surprisingly quick read, when you catch the rhythm and absolutely worth the time. 2w
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Simona
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Pickpick

Saul, young historian, was hit by a car while crossing the famous Abbey Road, and from there on the reader is thrown into his self-obsessed thoughts, his relations with family, love and the world. It‘s difficult to say anything else about the content, because the narration and the structure is set up in quite twisty way and could be easily spoiled. Enigmatic story about inner and outer walls, beautiful language with some very vivid and ... 👇

Simona and emotional scenes, despite very unlikable main character. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BookerPrize2019 2w
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Simona
Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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Pickpick

I‘m not Rushdie fan (his writing style is usually too complicated for me), but I quite liked this story (in the story) about modern society, seduced by opioids and fake news ... story is set in the Age Of Anything Can Happen and in this circumstances - Rushdie‘s imagination becomes unstoppable. Complicated structure, complex characters, intriguing story about love, family ties, gender, race, religion/spiritualism ... and spiced up with 👇

Simona ... surrealism/magical realism. Heavy with references and author‘s explanations, but still - surprisingly enjoyable read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BookerPrize2019 2w
Cinfhen Great review but sounds like a lot of work to read through 🤪I‘m gonna pass 2w
Simona @Cinfhen It isn‘t easy breezy book, but on some level it is very satisfying read. I wouldn‘t read it, if it wasn‘t on Booker longlist, so I completely understand you 😘 2w
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Cinfhen When is the shortlist announced??? I‘m kind of rooting for 2w
Simona @Cinfhen This Tuesday! My winner, without any doubt, is 2w
Cinfhen I‘m totally terrified to tackle that one ☝️ 1000 + pages and no punctuation 😱 2w
Simona @Cinfhen No punctuation is exaggeration ... The book have some proper, completed sentences, I think - eight 😘 2w
Cinfhen Oh, well THAT changes EVERYTHING 😉#stacked 2w
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