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Booker Prize Longlist 2006

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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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6 Responses to “Booker Prize Longlist 2006”

  1. LK
    at 4:51 pm on August 14, 2006

    Any of these you would particularly recommend?

  2. Max
    at 4:58 pm on August 14, 2006

    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.

  3. Jenny Davidson
    at 5:50 pm on August 14, 2006

    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.

  4. Julia
    at 6:19 pm on August 14, 2006

    I have read and enjoyed Black Swan Green, and The Secret River is in my to-be-read pile.

  5. JohnFox
    at 2:26 pm on August 15, 2006

    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.

  6. Mike B.
    at 12:48 pm on August 18, 2006

    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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