I can't remember whether I remembered to vote in this! Would have voted Lying Lives so if I DIDN'T vote then that's the unofficial winner.
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 14 January 2022 01:06 (one year ago) link
Topeka School had its moments but didn't live up to 10:04 or Atocha Station for me, felt too much like Lerner taking a big windup and delivering his Big Book
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 14 January 2022 01:07 (one year ago) link
write in vote for nell zink's 'doxology'
― roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 January 2022 15:33 (one year ago) link
are we going to get to vote on 2020 and 2021?
― for 200 anyone can receive a dud nvidia (ledge), Wednesday, 2 February 2022 11:22 (one year ago) link
Same for me. Haven't read any of the others.
― o. nate, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 13:48 (one year ago) link
I do have a couple of these that I picked up in charity shops but haven't read tehmHave the Jeanette Winterson which I will eventually read , when i get through ordering books from teh interlibrary loan system at too great a speed.
Oh yeah, had teh Marlon James but took it back when I realised i wasn't going to get through both that and A short History of 7 Killings at teh same time within a month. I'm still slowly reading that several months later alongside about 10 other things at the same time. Well, will eventually get through things and then get onto other things.
― Stevolende, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 13:58 (one year ago) link
Oh my god reading both James books simultaneously might actually kill you! 7 Killings is the better book imo. They both sprawl, but BL,RW felt unfocused at times to me and the characters a little less vivid; though I'm looking forward to reading the sequel as the world is definitely enchanting. After reading it I picked up a copy of Maryse Condé's Segu but haven't started it yet, which might be up your alley too
― rob, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 14:18 (one year ago) link
Co-sign rob’s take on Marlon James. BL RW is good, but I’m ambivalent about committing to two tome-sized sequels. On the other hand, I couldn’t get enough of BHo7K.
I’d like to see these polls keep up at the same pace, going right into future years, with entirely speculative options.
― ed.b, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 16:38 (one year ago) link