Over the course of the next eight days, leading up the Man Booker shortlist announcement on September 10th, each one of our eight bloggers will champion a different nominated title and explain Why it Will Win the coveted prize.
Today, Jen from The Well Read Fish reveals why.
Here I discuss my feelings for this novel, Crace’s supposed last. While I was a bit bored throughout the book (perfect for a Man Booker Prize!), I still found myself intrigued by the end. The themes of group-think gone awry, like in The Lottery, guilt, outsiderness (I made that word up and intend to keep it), and the old world – though never exactly defined, made for a story with a universal vibe. One that could be dissected ad nauseum by a book club or a college course. Again, perfect for a prize winner!
On the surface, it seems nothing much is happening, but if you delve in a little deeper, you realize much is roiling beneath Crace’s words.
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