Man Booker prize 2015: the longlist – in pictures | Books | The Guardian


A Brief History of Seven Killings
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Originally posted in The Guardian.

Marlon James (Jamaica): A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld)
The first Jamaican writer to be nominated for the Booker, James’s third novel, told in a multitude of voices, builds on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 to tell the story of Jamaica over three decades: the guns and corruption, the drugs and the music. “Like a Tarantino remake of The Harder They Come but with a soundtrack by Bob Marley and a script by Oliver Stone and William Faulkner”, said the New York Times.

Anne Tyler (US): A Spool of Blue Thread: A novel (Chatto & Windus)
The Big Theme of Tyler’s career – Family – which has followed her through 20 novels since The Tin Can Tree in 1965, taking in Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and The Accidental Tourist along the way – is here again. The fresh inflection this time round is the valedictory mood, in what Tyler said would be her last book before…

via Man Booker prize 2015: the longlist – in pictures | Books | The Guardian.

aspoolofbluethread
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

14 thoughts on “Man Booker prize 2015: the longlist – in pictures | Books | The Guardian

  1. I have to get this…..I am a huge fan of the great Bob Marley…Thank you for the recommendation.
    I also enjoy Anne Tyler’s work. As with most people my only problem is time…our most precious commodity. Keep smiling, Sarah:)x

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    1. Yup. I love Anne Tyler’s work too, although there came a point at which I found them all very ‘samey’ and stopped buying. I might buy this one, though. I’m struck by the thought of the Marlon James and that’s definitely going on the list. I haven’t even looked at the remainder of the long list!

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