The longlist is out, so time for this year's thread. Here are your runners:
Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending Sebastian Barry On Canaan's SideCarol Birch Jamrach's MenageriePatrick deWitt The Sisters BrothersEsi Edugyan Half Blood BluesYvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of CoatsAlan Hollinghurst The Stranger's ChildStephen Kelman Pigeon EnglishPatrick McGuinness The Last Hundred DaysAD Miller SnowdropsAlison Pick Far to Go Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb DJ Taylor Derby Day
I've been out of touch a little – haven't read any myself – but it feels like a quiet year. What's the obvious name favourite here - Hollinghurst?
Which of these have you read, which do you rate & who do you fancy for the glittering p?
― you don't exist in the database (woof), Tuesday, 26 July 2011 15:41 (eight years ago) link
Half-way through the Hollinghurst, haven't yet read any of the others. I'd have thought based on reputation plus glowing reviews he will be favourite. The only one on the list who's a must-read for me.
Having said that, I'm not sure whether I'm on the whole pleased or slightly disappointed by it so far.
― frankiemachine, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 17:09 (eight years ago) link
Is this the last time anyone mentioned the Man Brooker Prize? Well, it's going away apparently https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47020374
― Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Sunday, 27 January 2019 23:06 (six months ago) link
It might just be a search engine issue...
― Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Sunday, 27 January 2019 23:07 (six months ago) link