Booker Prize Longlist 2006

August 14, 2006 | 15 books mentioned 6

The Booker Prize longlist has arrived. I’ll do another post with some articles analyzing the list once the pundits across the pond have weighed in.


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  1. I haven't read any of them, yet, but if I were going to chose two to start it would be Black Swan Green (which is sitting on my "to be read" shelf) and Seven Lies because I loved James Lasdun's book, The Horned Man. I'd love to hear any informed opinions, though.

  2. I thought Lasdun's was brilliantly good; Lasdun and Mitchell are the only 2 I've read. The two I'm most excited about reading next are Claire Messud and Sarah Waters; both on all accounts very good but the advance buzz on Messud is particularly enthusiastic.

  3. I loved David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, so Black Swan Green is on my list to read even though I hear it's completely different.

    Everyone loves Peter Carey except for me – I don't hate him, I just find him pretty good, not great.

    And yes, Mitchell did get robbed for the Booker with Cloud Atlas.

  4. MacGregor's If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things was one of the best books I read last year. I will certainly read his latest. And I'm reading Waters's Fingersmith now and can't wait to begin Night Watch

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