Podcast: Man Booker Prize 2014 Longlist Part Two

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Kate and Rob continue their look at the Man Booker Prize longlist.

In the second part we discuss:

The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell (Sceptre)
The Lives of Others, Neel Mukherjee (Chatto & Windus)
Us, David Nicholls (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Dog, Joseph O’Neill (Fourth Estate)
Orfeo, Richard Powers (Atlantic Books)
How to be Both,  Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton)
History of the Rain, Niall Williams (Bloomsbury)
Finally, we try to decide upon our own personal shortlists.

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Episode 105. An Adventures With Words production.

5 Replies to “Podcast: Man Booker Prize 2014 Longlist Part Two”

  1. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is AMAZING, I haven’t cried as much at a book since Harry Potter. The spoiler, or hints, you’ve had so far will in no way impede the enjoyment of the book, I promise.

  2. Just listened to this and the next podcast. Thanks so much for the mention! 🙂

    I haven’t yet read any of these, but I think my next will be either The Bone Clocks (which I already knew I wanted to read) or Orfeo (which you made sound really good).

    And speaking of books you made sound good, the one I’m currently reading is The Wake. Kate, thanks so much for being so enthusiastic about it. I was a bit wary about the language and was going to put it off to read only if it got on the shortlist, but your comments convinced me to try it now. I’m so, so glad I did. It’s one of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read, and one of the reasons is, yes, the language. It’s not some sort of gimmick, it’s absolutely necessary to put you inside Buccmaster’s mind and looking out of his eyes. He is one fascinating character… very alien in some ways, but completely believable and understandable and recognisably human. This is also a disturbingly funny book, and it’s all down to Buccmaster’s perspective. Definitely worth the effort.

    1. Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I just loved his voice so much and I really hope more people will do the same and give The Wake a go even if it does seem a bit off-putting at first. I can’t wait to carry on and read the rest of the book to find out what happens to Buccmaster… – Kate

  3. I absolutely love your annual summary of the Booker nominations. Despite reading THOSE Guardian reviews and feeling like I now know ‘the thing’, I am still going to go ahead with W.A.A.C.B.O

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