Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 2019

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write in vote for nell zink's 'doxology'

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 January 2022 15:33 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

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

write in vote for nell zink's 'doxology'

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 tehm
Have 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


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