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thebluestocking
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Well, the Man Booker Prize was just announced! Breaking the official rules, the judges awarded it to two books, The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other.

Both of these are on my TBR list!
#manbookerprize #manbooker #bookerprize

Reviewsbylola Both fantastic covers! I have Testaments but haven‘t read it yet. 2mo
thebluestocking @Reviewsbylola I agree about the covers! 💙 2mo
BarbaraBB I wish Evaristo would have been the only winner. The whole buzz created around the Atwood I don‘t think is Booker worthy! 2mo
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Cinfhen Totally agree @BarbaraBB I‘m a little pissed that Atwood won. Evaristo earned the win!!!!!!! 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I saw your 5 stars. I immediately preordered the paperback! 2mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I agree. I think the rules prohibiting a tie are there for a reason, and this circumstance did not seem to necessitate the breaking of them. I am going to have a hard time waiting until GWO comes out in the US! 💙 2mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t realize it‘s not available yet in the states @thebluestocking !!! It‘s SO GOOD @BarbaraBB (edited) 2mo
thebluestocking @Cinfhen It won‘t come out here until December. 2mo
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BarbaraBB
Offshore | Penelope Fitzgerald
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Mehso-so

A group of odd people live on houseboats on the tidal Thames in London. Not much happens until the end, when the whole world of each protagonist changes irrevocably. The set-up was good but I had a hard time comprehending what was happening and caring for what was. I think I just wasn‘t in the mood and that it deserves another read and a better appreciation. #ManBookerPrize

Cathythoughts Interesting review... the blurb sounds promising... but I think I‘ll leave it for another day 👍🏻 7mo
Theaelizabet I liked this one, but I read it after reading Hermione Lee‘s excellent bio on Fitzgerald, where you find that Fitzgerald and her struggling family actually lived on such a house boat. The book reminded me of a lot of British New Wave cinema, at least that‘s how the story kept appearing in my head.🙄 7mo
BarbaraBB @Theaelizabet That‘s so interesting! I actually thought it must have been autobuographical: so many details! The book reminded me of another Booker nominated book: 7mo
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Cinfhen Hi!!!! I was searching for books for #indigenousAuthor and I discovered quite a few of Louise Erdrich‘s novels are set in North Dakota if you still need for that State. 7mo
Cinfhen Too bad about this book... it sounded promising 7mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yes I still need North Dakota. I was actually thinking of this one for that prompt: 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m honestly looking for the shortest audio 😜😜 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the suggestion 😘I‘ll see if the audio is available through my lending library 7mo
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SW-T
Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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Pricel101
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Pickpick

I‘ve read a lot about WWII but knew nothing of the railway through the Burmese jungle built by Australian POWs. The topics are HUGE- love war death obedience honesty loyalty forgiveness. Flannigan made me see all these in a different light. It‘s a brutal but brilliant read. I loved it in audio, the narrators New Zealand accent was very compelling.

2014 #manbookerprize winner 📖🏅

youneverarrived I loved this one too! 9mo
Pricel101 @youneverarrived our tastes in books are very similar 😊 9mo
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KathrynElise
Milkman | Anna Burns
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Mehso-so

I feel as though this book is a “must-read” simply for its thought-provoking nature. The style of writing itself is extremely difficult to read (for the first time in my life I switched to an audio book which was far more enjoyable!), however whenever I put it down again I had something new to mull over and reflect on. Gorgeous cover 😍 and genius writing, but not an easy read by any means.

#milkman #annaburns #manbookerprize #bookclubread

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BarbaraBB
Carry Me Down | M.J. Hyland
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Pickpick

Shortlisted for the #ManBookerPrize, on the list of #1001books and yet I had never heard about this book before.

And that while it is really good. Told (so convincingly!) from the POV of an unstable but lovely 11-year old boy who considers himself a human lie detector. Because there are many lies in his family, even though his parents are trying to be honest. Painful and beautiful.
#invisibleillness #booked2018

BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I‘d be really interested to know what you would make of this invisible illness. I am definitely no psychologist and couldn‘t figure out if or what is the case with the boy in the book. 12mo
Kalalalatja It sounds really good, and I have it stacked already! I really need to borrow/buy this soon, because I‘m getting more and more interested 👍 12mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Don‘t bother, I‘ll send you my copy 🎄 12mo
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Kalalalatja Thank you, that is so kind of you! I‘ll be sure to read it quickly then, so we can discuss it 😄💕 12mo
Reggie Sounds soo good. 12mo
JennyM Great photo! 12mo
Cathythoughts Great review ♥️👍🏻 12mo
Cinfhen Great photo and book sounds super intriguing 💔 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Clever photo 👌 12mo
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Emilymdxn
Milkman | Anna Burns
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It‘s Anna Burns!!

My second favourite of the shortlist, and im not disappointed. It was a wonderful book that I adored reading and im very happy that more people will be reading it now. Very well deserved, even if I did prefer the Overstory personally. Her speech was so sweet and emotional, and I‘m happy to see a woman win it after (I think) six years. Very well done Anna Burns it was an incredible book

#manbookerprize

Emilymdxn What do you guys think??? 14mo
BarbaraBB The one I didn‘t read ☺️ 14mo
Emilymdxn @BarbaraBB she was so sweet when she won! Made me want to download all her books 14mo
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BarbaraBB That‘s true. She‘s very likeable! 14mo
jhod I read and loved her first or second. Hopefully will get to Milkman this weekend. I'm soppy but I cried at her speech!! 14mo
Emilymdxn @jhod it was an amazing speech! It was wonderful to see how much it affected her to win, it clearly meant the world to her and it didn‘t look like she was expecting to win 14mo
mklong Oh I was thrilled by this win! Opinion seemed polarized about it, so I didn‘t think she had much of a chance. Off to get my hands on her backlist... 14mo
Emilymdxn @mklong I felt like I‘d read a few bad reviews of it and didn‘t feel it was that likely to win either, I was mainly focusing my attention on the Overstory so even tho I knew this was my close second fave I didn‘t pay enough attention to it really. I thought I‘d be disappointed but now she‘s won I might be more happy than if my pick had won. Glad I get to see that gorgeous cover around some more! 14mo
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Emilymdxn
Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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It‘s on!!

#manbookerprize

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LoveToReadLiveToRead
Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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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! 1y
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thebluestocking
The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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The Booker shortlist came out today! I still haven‘t read any of these, though I have The Overstory from the library.

Have you read any of these?

#manbookerprize #booker #shortlist

Cinfhen I read one and bailed on one 😂I‘m curious to hear what @BarbaraBB @Simona & @JenP have to say 1y
BarbaraBB My favorite is among them, The Long Take. I don‘t feel much for the other five. And I really miss Normal People and Our Mad and Furious City! @Cinfhen (edited) 1y
Jenny The Overstory is huge! Maybe it‘s a “overstory” 😂 1y
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Cinfhen Hahaha @Jenny Your favorite sounds most interesting @BarbaraBB I hope it wins!! 1y
Simona The Overstory, The Long Take and Milkman are the only three books from the longlist worth to be shortlisted ... my winner is Overstory, but I will be satisfied if any of these three wins ... @Cinfhen 1y
Cinfhen As always, mixed opinions @Simona I didn‘t like 1y
Simona @Cinfhen Yes, and I really enjoy in this polarity! For me Milkman wasn‘t the greatest story, but for what this book is exceptional, IMO, is narrative mode. Stream of consciousness is depicted so well and in prose so dense that you sometimes feel choked by the thoughts of this teen girl. 1y
Cinfhen You raise a very good point @Simona I didn‘t enjoy the writing style and I bailed VERY EARLY on but I agree - that sense of being inside someone‘s stream of consciousness is 100% 1y
thebluestocking @Cinfhen Thanks for prompting a conversation here. I‘ve heard such mixed reviews about almost all of the books on the list that I‘ve been hesitant to jump in. 1y
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB Thanks for chiming in. I haven‘t heard a long about The Long Take. I‘ll have to look into it. 1y
thebluestocking @Jenny Ha! It is giant. And intimidating. 1y
thebluestocking @Simona Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Your comments have really made me want to get straight into The Overstory. 1y
BarbaraBB The reviews are very mixed this year indeed. I don‘t think it is the strongest year, if I‘m honest. No 5 star reads among them for me. And one more thing about the mixed reviews; I didn‘t like The Overstory at all...! 1y
Simona @BarbaraBB But we agree about the very weak longlist 😘 1y
Simona @thebluestocking It‘s the story which demands patience and it‘s not pure perfection, but still, it‘s very interesting look at the trees, their meaning and influence on the people. 1y
BarbaraBB @Simona Yes we do and I can see why one would love The Overstory. It just wasn‘t for me. Better than the Mars Room though 😉😘 1y
Simona @BarbaraBB Yes, we agree on that too! 😘 1y
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