Booker International Short List 2022 – The Books of Jacob
Is this the book to win the Booker?
Why it could win: It’s brilliant. The author won a Nobel Prize for a reason- her writing and capturing time, place and characters are mind-blowing.
Why it might not: It’s soooooooo loooooong.
Rachel’s Thoughts: Easily my reading event of the year so far. I’m still amazed how much I enjoyed this, and am looking forward to re-reading. Unheard of!
Why it could win: Wonderful storytelling, writing that just flows, and so much of relevance to today. Such an epic piece of work!
Why it might not win: I think this has been the favourite to win since the start, and Tokarczuk has won before. I’m sure the judges wouldn’t want to get predictable!
BookWorm’s Thought: Unpopular Opinion Alert….
Why it could win: It is the longest book on the list (and felt like it) and the based on previous winners the judges do like to torture readers.
Why it might not win: It is not IMO Tokarczuk’s best work and if it was the first of her books I had read I would have been tempted not to read anymore.
What do you think is this the winner?
I’ve just started reading it. About 80 pages in, enjoying it so far, but as you say : it’s so oooo l o o o o n g . Must admit to feeling daunted.
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