We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Man Booker Prize Shortlist

It’s a good job I’ve not gone too far in my plan to read the Man Booker nominees as the majority of the novels I’ve read thus far haven’t made the cut. I am very pleased to see We Are Completely Beside Ourselves on the shortlist, after I enjoyed it so much.

The Shortlist

How to be Both – Ali Smith
J – Howard Jacobson
The Lives of Others – Neel Mukherjee
The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour – Joshua Ferris
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler

I’m not sure I’m going to bother reading the others shortlisted, I don’t feel as though the judges have taken risks with the books I’ve read thus far. If I’m wrong, and you’ve read any of the shortlist please do correct me!

13 thoughts on “Man Booker Prize Shortlist

  1. I haven’t read any of the shortlisted works yet, but I keep hearing amazing things about WE ARE COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES, so that will probably be the first I tackle off of it.

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  2. It will be very interesting if Karen Joy Fowler wins as American authors will be considered very strong contenders from now. I haven’t read any of the shortlisted works this year but judging from Ali Smith’s previous works, she might be too ‘experimental/full of stream-of-consciousness’ to be a winner.

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