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2002 Booker

A kind of seriousness abounded in the shortlisters this year and this brought about some heartfelt stories.

Family Matters and Dirt Music are epic novels that drag the reader in to the lives of the characters. The Story of Lucy Gault and Unless are human stories too and really pull on the heart strings.

Fingersmith is the most lighthearted of the lot, and as the story of a Victorian pickpocket is quite entertaining.

And then there’s Life Of Pi, with its unusual plot and twists and turns. The author took a gamble, expecting the reader to go along with his absurd tale, but it seems many are willing to stretch the imagination in search of a great story.

 

Best book 1st-6th: Suzy:
Life Of Pi
Fingersmith
Unless
Family Matters
Dirt Music
The Story of Lucy Gault

Best book 1st-6th: Rachel:
Life Of Pi
Unless
Fingersmith
Family Matters
The Story Of Lucy Gault
Dirt Music

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