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charl08
The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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Just squeaked in with The Trees.
My favourites (of the ones I've read).

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BarbaraBB I haven‘t read Seven Moons yet. Am looking forward to it! 3mo
sarahbarnes Good list! 3mo
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BookwormM
Glory | NoViolet Bulawayo
Panpan

#BookerLonglist2022 Book11

I hate to say this but I really disliked this one so it is bound to be shortlisted and probably win🤣🤣

I appreciated what the author was doing with the story but man did it drag.

This is an important story that people need to hear I personally didn‘t feel this was the right format for the telling.

BarbaraBB I don‘t feel tempted to read this one at all… 3mo
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BookwormM
After Sappho: A Novel | Selby Wynn Schwartz
Mehso-so

#BookerLonglist2022 Book12

Not really one for me as it reads like interconnected short stories and I am not a short story fan.

The book is well researched, very academic, I enjoyed the Virginia Woolf references but suspect a lot more went over my head.

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4950145447

MrsK I had the same thoughts when I read this…or actually…bailed before I was halfway through 😁 3mo
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BookwormM
The Colony | Audrey Magee
Pickpick

#BookerLonglist2022 Book 13

If this one doesn‘t make the shortlist it will be a travesty.

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4954925532

jlhammar Agreed! 3mo
BarbaraBB Me too. My favorite this year! 3mo
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charl08
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida | Shehan Karunatilaka
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The last of the sweet peas (probably) and the last Booker from the longlist (probably) before the announcement.
I loved this one, kind of a crime story but told from the point of view of the dead man. Given "seven moons" before he has to make a decision on the afterlife, Maali tries to work out what led to his death. Problem is, too many suspects when you've taken work from all sides in a murky civil war (Sri Lanka, 1990).

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Ruthiella I‘ve also heard that this book has a sense of humor. Did you find this as well? 3mo
Cinfhen Great photo!! Im looking forward to this one 🤩 3mo
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squirrelbrain I think we‘ve had differing opinions on nearly every long list book! 🤣 3mo
charl08 @Ruthiella yes, it's really funny: not enough characters to fit everything in I liked about this book. 3mo
charl08 @Cinfhen one of the ones where I want to buy my own copy. I hope the paperback keeps this gorgeous cover. 3mo
charl08 @squirrelbrain I've really enjoyed reading how everyone has found the books- and the range of responses 😀 3mo
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BookwormM
The Colony | Audrey Magee

Sorry I have been MIA for the last week I have been entirely caught up in work and reading #BookerLonglist2022. This was my last book to read and boy was it a good way to end the list.

I think the list this year was very strong there are a couple of books that didn‘t work for me and one of those is bound to win 🤣🤣

I have next week of work and the weather forecast is ☔️ everyday so I intend to get caught up with reviews 🤞

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charl08
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida | Shehan Karunatilaka
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If you had a spirit on your back whispering in your ear, how would you possibly know? And, even if you did, how could you separate that voice from every other whisper?

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BookwormM
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida | Shehan Karunatilaka
Pickpick

#BookerLonglist2022 Book 9

Well this is a book that really makes you think. I loved the way this was a kind of murder mystery played out after death with all the possible suspects and all the possible reasons for Maali to be killed. I really enjoyed the rules and regulations of the afterlife and the world building that took place there.

This story also provided me with an insight into a time and place I knew nothing about.

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BookwormM
Pickpick

#BookerLonglist2022 Book 7

I absolutely loved this book and for a young debut writer this is a really impressive and original work of fiction.

The book really does need to be read physically audio will not give you quite the same experience as you will miss out of the page layouts which are almost as important as the words themselves. Think previous Booker nominee Lanny or Lincoln in the Bardo and you will get the general idea.

Megabooks Yeah, I really wish I had gone print. ☹️ 3mo
BarbaraBB I am enjoying this one too, doing a mix of print and audio. 3mo
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BookwormM
Treacle Walker | ALAN. GARNER
Mehso-so

#BookerLonglist2022 Book 8

I hate to say it but I must be missing something I honestly can‘t see why this has made the longlist. There are things I did enjoy like the playful use of words and phrases but…it went nowhere and I didn‘t connect with the characters.

I get the impression that if you are not familiar with at least some of the folklore or pop culture mentioned then you would be totally lost.

Bookwomble I loved this book, but I do have the cultural context to connect with it, as I grew up in a small North England community which reflected most of Garner's setting, and I've been reading English folk tales since primary school. I get why it's a divisive book, but to me it is just magical and poignant l 🙂 3mo
BarbaraBB You are more positive than I was. 3mo
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