Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Booker prize 2008

Aravind Adiga, a debut novelist wins the Booker prize this year for his book, the White Tiger.
Incidentally I reviewed this book on this blog a while ago, when I experimented reading all the Booker prize nominees (the other book I read at the same time was Child 44)

http://thebookbook.blogspot.com/2008/09/white-tiger-by-aravind-adiga.html

I'm still ambivalent about this prize. Anyone else has a take on this?

3 comments:

moonrat said...

Honestly, I'm not sure I fully understand the Booker criteria. I know all of these awards get political, but it seems that the Booker judges never seem to follow a particular pattern and I find I am often lukewarm about the choices.

I could say more but I don't want to be inflammatory.

moonrat said...

here, literary saloon has ripped the choice apart, for a lot of reasons you and i already talked about:

http://complete-review.com/saloon/#hl6

moonrat said...

here's yet another really thoughtful review:

http://bostonreview.net/BR33.6/kumar.php