Kate Saunders: “What a relief. Now I won’t feel obliged to read The Enchantress of Florence.”

The Man Booker shortlist is out, and at least one commentator seems to think the field is strong this year.  On the other hand, Sir Salman Rushdie and Joseph O’Neill didn’t make the cut, which sent the bookmakers scrambling to pick a new favorite.  Or, as most people who care about the Man Booker say, “favourite.”

Here’s a handy page with multiple reviews of all the books on the longlist.

It’s Fall Madness time, y’all.  How do your brackets look?  Mine got wrecked when “Child 44” didn’t make it to the show.

-Norm De Plume

Published in: on September 10, 2008 at 10:28 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Did not enjoy Enchantress of Florence. Child 44, on the other hand, totally a different kind of book. In it’s genre Child 44 is quite good.

  2. Interesting. Are you willing to say that Child 44 is good without the “in its genre” clause? Does its genre make it less good somehow?

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