2011 – Bookerthon

2011 Booker

This has been a good Bookerthon year. Every book was enjoyable, albeit for a different reason and so it is hard to compare them and pick a favourite.

Jamrach’s Menagrie is a startling story of men lost at sea during the Victorian era, The Sisters Brothers a hilarious Western parody, and Pigeon English is a shocking mystery based around a poor immigrant family – all are well worth reading.

The Sense Of An Ending is a touching look at memories and the loss of them, Half Blood Blues covers some serious post war issues in an entertaining way while Snowdrops studies personal relationships in a frozen Moscow winter.

And while we may disagree on what tops the list, we both agree that are all worth recommendation. You couldn’t go wrong with this year’s shortlist.

Best book 1st-6th: Suzy:
The Sisters Brothers
Snowdrops
Pigeon English
Jamrach’s Menagerie
Half Blood Blues
The Sense Of An Ending

Best book 1st-6th: Rachel:
The Sense Of An Ending
Jamrach’s Menagerie
The Sisters Brothers
Snowdrops
Half Blood Blues
Pigeon English

 

 

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