Friday, May 30, 2008

Best of the Rest...

I am trusting Scott Pack (not for the first time) and presuming the gobbledygook I have cut and pasted below will turn into a voting pad for the blog-poll to choose the best book that DIDN'T win the Booker, but was nominated. At the moment, the indications seem to be that Cloud Atlas is the runaway favourite, but while I think it should have won that year, and it was one of my choices in the original panel, I don't actually think it's the strongest of this list. I'll be so interested to see the results...




(yay, it's done it. I'd tip myself backwards into the arms of that man for sure)

3 comments:

Alex said...

Come on folks, vote for Magnus. You know he deserves it.

womagwriter said...

I feel a bit of a cheat voting, because I haven't read all these, but Cloud Atlas blew me away in a way no other book has come near, so I feel justified in voting for it.

Sarah Salway said...

You are quite justified, womagwriter - I know what you mean too. I got really excited by the structure all the way through the book. It's just that I'm just such a Waterland fan. Also The Underground Man which sadly didn't make the final ten.