Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Man Booker prize: what I wish for...

If only there were a way I could sign up for automatic delivery every year of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted titles...  You can buy subscriptions that deliver an orchid or bottle of wine every month for a year.  I swear I even saw a subscription last holiday season, maybe on J. Crew, enriching the receiver with a new cashmere sweater per month.  I could be convinced on that one...

But really I just want this one annual delivery -- all those Booker Prize books to appear magically in my mailbox. 

Instead I'm on Amazon right now, buying them separately.  I know Alicia's read the Peter Carey (love Peter Carey). Anybody read any of the others and care to chime in? I'll read them regardless since this list never fails to introduce me to writers I might not otherwise find on my own, always refreshing.  

Yes, I could take them from the library, like Alicia, but for whatever reason (habit, idiocy), I need to own the paper they're printed on.

Coming soon, though not automatically, to my mailbox, the 2010 Man Booker Prize shortlisted titles:

Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America
Emma Donoghue, Room
Damon Galgut, In A Strange Room
Howard Jacobson, The Finkler Question
Andrea Leavy, The Long Song
Tom McCarthy, C

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I am so with you on this one! I love what the Man Booker prize has to offer - new authors who are imaginative, full of insight and beautiful language. So excited when the short list is announced.