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Booker Shortlist 2022 – The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida


Will the Moon rise on this one?

BookWorm: Why it Could Win: This is my favourite so it should totally win.

Why it Might Not Win: This is my favourite so the judges are totally not going to let it win.

Tracy: Why it Could Win: Where to begin? Sri Lankan history that I have now learned a little about, beautiful writing that draws the reader in, a good plot and an overall idea that is just a bit different. And I know this has no bearing on the prize, but, dude, that cover is amazing.

Why it Might Not Win: There is a lot to digest, and it can be hard to follow at times.

Nicole: Why it Could Win: Clever, interesting, funny, relevant, unique.  It’s my personal hope for the win.

Why it Might Not Win:  Some found it a slog, so it might just be a bit too polarizing.

Anita: Why it Could Win:  Good use of second person narration.  That’s all I’ve got.

Why it Might Not Win:  It’s a B-movie in book form with too many under-developed characters.

Lisa: Why it Could Win: it’s a complex story, with elements of magical realism, mystery, and political commentary.

Why it Might Not Win: Did anyone else find it hard to keep track of what was going on?

Have you read this one what do you think its chance are?

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. jan #

    I love all of your short and sweet comments on each book. Thanks for your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    October 12, 2022
  2. pbtanita #

    How am I the only one of us who didn’t like this book? Lol!


    October 13, 2022
  3. Speaking of the Booker Prize, my recent non-quiz post for the bookworms(and everyone else) if you want to read.


    October 13, 2022

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