Booker Prize 2021 shortlist

 By: cshimokita : September 14th, 2021-20:59

Anuk Arudpragasam - A Passage North
Damon Galgut - The Promise
Patricia Lockwood - No One Is Talking About This
Nadifa Mohamed - The Fortune Men
Richard Powers - Bewilderment
Maggie Shipstead - Great Circle

The 2021 winner will be announced on Wed-3-Nov-2021.

Photo from BBC News



 By: Lankysudanese : September 15th, 2021-02:38
Haven’t read-from or heard of any of these authors 

Thanks for sharing!

 By: Mary Anny : September 15th, 2021-07:49

Richard Powers won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for "The Overstory"

 By: cshimokita : September 15th, 2021-11:40

"Bewilderment", Powers upcoming novel, scheduled to be published on 21-Sep-2021, has received some good reviews and might be worth a look-see.



Great reads ahead

 By: Cookies : September 15th, 2021-15:44
I will try to find these books to read. I like to read a lot about this beautiful and complex life and world we live in. 

What are your favourite books of all time?

"Six Four" by Hideo Yokoyama

 By: cshimokita : September 15th, 2021-21:20

but really the list of favorites is way too long

anything written by Annie Proulx
"War & Peace"
"A Bright Shining Lie..." by Neil Sheehan
the "Rebus" books by Ian Rankin (there are 21 books in the series)
the Aubrey–Maturin series (21 books) by Patrick O'Brian

just the tip of the iceberg...



More on "Six Four"... and why it might be on my short list for best novels

 By: cshimokita : September 17th, 2021-01:20
The Japanese calendar takes is definition from the reigning emperor... for example Showa 64 was the 64th year of Emperor Hirohito and was only one week long (1~7-Jan-1989) followed by Heisei 1 (Emperor Akihito) which started on January 8-Jan-1989 ...

Japanese author 横山 秀夫 (Hideo Yokoyama's) book "Six Four", English translation by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies is based on a crime that took place during those seven days in January 1989. It's a haunting, complex novel of some 635 pages... as a crime story it doesn't disappoint... as a commentary on the relationship between the police, the press, and the public's right to know it's food for thought... but it's in the subplots that the book delivers.

This is a well written novel that will stay with you long after the final page.



Thank you Casey

 By: Cookies : September 17th, 2021-06:25
I will look for these books to read.