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And The Winner Is…

Paul Beatty for The Sellout.

Something of a surprise winner. Probably a good indication I should reread it! Anyway, it’s been an interesting year, a worthy set of novels, and a bunch of writers well worth your time! 29 more words


"What Is It, A Tosser?" David Szalay's "All That Man Is"

This year’s Booker Prize shortlist is easily one of the freshest in years. I’m not entirely sure if I agree with Robert McCrum that it is also… 947 more words


Booker Prize Winners: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Now this one is a fun read, definitely one of the most strangely satisfying books I can remember reading. And in exactly 100 chapters too – the most satisfying number of chapters a book can have. 81 more words

Booker Prize Winners: True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

I remember loving this book – it’s written as though Ned Kelly himself is telling you about his life. It is completely absorbing.

I didn’t know anything about Ned Kelly, but Peter Carey dragged me into this world – Ned’s life is too much fun not to enjoy it. 14 more words

Booker Prize Winners: Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre

This book is really enjoyable – a black comedy about a young boy suspected of taking part in a mass murder in a Texas school. 69 more words

"It Covers Up Everything": Deborah Levy's "Hot Milk"

That Hot Milk is the favourite to take this year’s Booker Prize is, I think, a simple function of Deborah Levy’s being the only one of this year’s sextet to have been previously shortlisted. 883 more words


‘The Sellout’ by Paul Beatty

The jury’s out for me as far as Paul Beatty’s 2016 Booker Prize shortlisted novel is concerned.

Technically brilliant, occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, savage and outrageous, undoubtedly challenging, yet… Its profane satire is unrelenting, the reading exhausting, the narrative one-dimensional. 343 more words