The Booker Prize Shortlist 2009! Waste of money, or do you love it?

  • A S Byatt
    The Children’s Book
    Chatto & Windus

    The Children’s Book
  • J M Coetzee
    Summertime
    Harvill Secker

    Summertime 
  • Adam Foulds
    The Quickening Maze
    Jonathan Cape
    The Quickening Maze is based on real events and is set in and around the High Beach Asylum in 1840.
    The Quickening Maze
  • Hilary Mantel
    Wolf Hall
    Fourth Estate
    Set in England in the 1520s, Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir.
    Wolf Hall
  • Simon Mawer
    The Glass Room
    Little, Brown
    High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a marvel of steel, glass and onyx.
    The Glass Room
  • Sarah Waters
    The Little Stranger
    Virago

     




Winners to be announced October 6th, 2009. I used to think this a waste of money, but when you think how much footballers get paid....

I'm quite excited to be able to read some of these. In particular J M Coetzee and A S Byatt.  Is there anything here, which really intrigues you? What do you think of the covers, do they grab you by the short and curlies?

Sassy

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2 comments:

  1. I'm very curious about the A S Baytt. Sounds very interesting. Nice cover too :p

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  2. Hi, Masha!

    I have 'The Little Black Book of Stories" by A.S. Byatt, and it is very good. It's nice to see authors get published with short stories. There should be more of them!

    Thanks for commenting,

    Sassy
    :)

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