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Booker Shortlist 2021: Great Circle

Great Circle

Will this achieve greatness?


Why it Could Win: Well it is the longest book on the shortlist. Female centric focus makes it a timely story.

Why it Might Not Win:  For me the dual timeline doesn’t work and other reviewers have found the book dull and long winded.


Why it Could Win: To throw off the betting pools.

Why it Might Not Win: Two disjointed stories and three hundred extra pages.


Why it Could Win:  The judges obviously saw something I didn’t.

Why it Might Not Win:  It’s egregiously bad.


Why it Could Win:  The audacity of the female pilot, the war scenes, the scope of the book.

Why it Might Not Win:  It’s very long and the interwoven story about the actress does not add much.

What did you think? Is this our winner?

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  1. I haven’t read it and based on your comments I don’t think I will!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 26, 2021

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