Man Booker Challenge 2015: The Year of the Runaways

Well we're almost at the end of the year, and I've finally managed to finish off this year's Man Booker Challenge! It's not that I've been putting this one off, it's just there was an inexplicably long waiting list for it at the library so I've only just got hold of it in order to … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2015: The Year of the Runaways

Man Booker Challenge 2015: The Fishermen

So, in keeping with tradition (yes, four years totally counts as a tradition!), I failed to read all six shortlisted books before the announcement of the (very well-deserved) winner this year. However, never one to quit, I'm still going to read and review the two books I have left! The last one may be a … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2015: The Fishermen

Man Booker Challenge 2015: A Brief History of Seven Killings

Well, the Booker Prize winner announcement is tonight, and as I'm only halfway through my fourth book off the shortlist unfortunately I've failed my challenge (to read the lot before the winner is announced) yet again! Ah well, one year I'll manage it... As mentioned, I'm only halfway through this one but I thought I'd … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2015: A Brief History of Seven Killings

Man Booker Challenge 2015: Satin Island

Man Booker Challenge 2015 Book 3: Satin Island, Tom McCarthy Set in contemporary London,Satin Island is a work reflecting disjointed times.  A story about U. - a ‘corporate anthropologist’ working for an elite consultancy.  U.’s employers have set him two tasks. First, he must assist in the launching of a great, epoch-defining project which no one, least … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2015: Satin Island

Man Booker Shortlist – Book 03 – A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki

WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge Our good friend WoodsieGirl has read all the books on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for the last few years. This is not because she is an avid reader, with varied interests and is constantly on the lookout for new great fiction. She does this purely to mock my inability … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist – Book 03 – A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki