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Here comes the Rooster

The longlist has been announced for the 2011 Tournament of Books, and wow: 85 books, and I haven't read any of them. (Julie has read several, a couple of which she genuinely hated.) And there's only a handful that I even intend to read - Dinaw Mingestu, Ian McEwan, Emma Donoghue, Scott Phillips, Jaimy Gordon. Guess my non-lit-hipster status is safe for another year.

December 15, 2010 in Books | Permalink


Yeah, I've read a few and, as you mentioned, sincerely disliked some. I did love the David Mitchell (blah blah blah De Zoet) -- but it's a beast to get through (heck, even the title is a beast).

Posted by: Julie at Dec 15, 2010 1:37:19 PM

Well, I've read one of them (John Banville), and I've heard of a few more of them, but I certainly don't consider myself a hipster.

Posted by: Paul Lamb at Dec 16, 2010 5:42:37 AM

That's probably why we get along so well, Paul.

Posted by: Pete at Dec 16, 2010 1:02:22 PM