My Man Booker 2011 Short List Guesses

September 6, 2011 at 12:10 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

All right, I’m going crazy right now because I can’t figure out what time the Booker short list will be announced.  I want to make sure mine is posted before the official one is announced, and it’s about 8 AM in London right now.

I have yet to read Snowdrops, A Cupboard Full of Coats, Half Blood Blues, The Sisters Brothers, or The Last Hundred Days, but I’ve read at least a couple of paragraphs from each and I have been looking at the Ladbrokes odds off and on over the last two weeks.

The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

The Stranger’s Child – Alan Hollinghurst

Jamrach’s Menagerie – Carol Birch

Pigeon English – Stephen Kelman

Snowdrops – A. D. Miller

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt

Okay, that last one was so tough I’m practically sweating blood.  If I can finish something else from my stack before the press conference, I may come back here and change my mind.  I’m basically basing my guess on the realization that I’ve been saving The Sisters Brothers for last because it’s the one I most want to read.

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