booker prize shortlist

16 Sep

london 1.05pm raining 14.7C wednesday

after the longlist we now have the shortlist. the winner will be announced on 13 oct 2015. it seems the shortlist is rather grim reading according to the judge.

I have been reading percy jackson and the greek heroes, by rick riorden, and i wish they would put it in the booker prize but i guess it is not arty enough. haha. it is very funny , i have laughed out loud quite a number of times when reading it. cant remember when i did that with a novel. and maybe that is another reason. it seems if you want to be arty u have to hark on doom and gloom and throw every bad thing onto the characters otherwise it is too funny to read. god forbid that u laugh outloud when you read arty books. and like someone said of terry pratchett, too lightweight and so cannot be Literature with a capital L.

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