Booker Shorts

Suddenly got a fit of the guilts as I've not put anything up here for a while. I didn't manage to read the whole of the shortlist  (not Pigeon English or Half Blood Blues) but of the others I really enjoyed Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch and The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (and honestly - who could resist that cover design!). I did enjoy Julian Barnes' gorgeous writing but, sorry, I was bored to tears by the middle-class angst of it all. He won. (A very pretty jacket illustration but...the dandelion clock, time passing, things ending/starting... a bit done to death.) So call me a philistine. 

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