Friday, 25 December 2009

Christmas Day

The problem with a research project on the Booker Prize is that you end up reading reviews of hundreds of books which you have never read: it's like watching a party through an outside window. I read Marilynne Robinson's Home after it was mentioned in passing in a Booker review (although it was an Orange Prize winner, not a Booker Prize winner). After that experience, I wanted to at least read the 2009 Booker shortlist -  I thought that perhaps I might find a new favourite among them. Luckily for me, Father Christmas gave me all six books this morning. Now I just have to try and squeeze my life around reading them all - I'm going to the office for a while and may be some time...

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