I've been at it again on the blogosphere. With this years awards coming up soon here are my thoughts about the Booker Prize in response to a Telegraph article:
"Bringing Up the Bodies? Haven't read and won't as I hated most of Wolf Hall. A
Sense of an Ending I enjoyed v much; Finkler Question was superb; White Tiger
was pretty damned good, The Gathering was good but wrist slashingly depressing;
Line of Beauty was beautiful provided you don't mind copious gay sex
descriptions; Vernon God Little I thoroughly enjoyed; Life of Pi was ace and a
still haven't watched film which I've been meaning to all summer; The Blind
Assassin wasn't too bad, Disgrace was harrowing but fabulous; God of Small
things I couldn't get on with; Rites of Passage is a must read. That's not a bad
record of the ones I've read. The one that I thought let them down (and this is
controversial I know) was the supposed Booker of Bookers, Midnight's Children.
Perhaps it was over my head as customers in my bookshop have said that it's
their all time favourite book. Maybe I should stick to flogging them instead of
trying to actually read them!!.."
Anyone have anything to add to that?...