Booker 2007 Shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Man Booker prize was announced today with most newspapers, including The Guardian focussing on Ian McEwan’s chances of becoming the third writer to win the prize twice. His novel On Chesil Beach has also caused ripples for its length–200 pages–which some people think disqualifies it from categorization as a novel. How long is a novel anyway?

Dovegreyreader, a self-confessed bookaholic who embarked on reading the long list time ago, was pleased to have picked Four Out of Six.

The Shortlist

Darkmans, by Nicola Barker

On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan

Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones

Animal’s People, by Indra Sinha

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid

The Gathering, by Anne Enright

1 thought on “Booker 2007 Shortlist”

  1. It’s an okay shortlist, perhaps let down by the inclusion of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. If I’d had my own way Peter Ho Davies’ The Welsh Girl would have been winning the whole damn thing but, as it is, my support is firmly behind Animal’s People. I’d hate for Darkmans, my current read, to win.

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