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, Aaron explains why he’s 100% certain that Richard House’s The Kills will be crowned the victor on October 15th.
Rating: 3.5 Unexploded A Novel by Alison MacLeod 2013 / 352 Pages
Unexploded is a story of a marriage exploding at the seams at the same moment when the German’s impending invasion of Brighton Beach is set to occur.
“In those weeks, bombs dropped like leaves of autumn.”
It is also an exquisitely drawn tale featuring four distinct and individual characters coping with loss, love and an ever-increasing threat of invasion. Evelyn, Geoffrey, Philip and Otto are wonderfully placed in this WWII historical fiction piece.
I know, I know, never judge a book by its cover, right? But how can you help it? Like it or not, we’re all highly visual beings and cover art can make or break a book when it comes to sales.
Below I’ve complied all the different covers that have been released across the globe for each of the 13 Booker nominees. Let’s play a little game. Comment below and tell us, based on looks alone, who would get the Booker for best cover design?