Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 2019

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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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link


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