Thursday, August 14, 2008

Man Booker Prize List

So, here's the list to date. Looking over it, I realised that I haven't finished any of them, although I've been reading "The God of Small Things" on and off for a couple of years! Currently reading "The Blind Assassin". It's good so far.

I've added them to my side bar (bottom right) and will put a * next to them as I go.

2007 The Gathering by Anne Enright
2006 The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
2005 The Sea by John Banville
2004 The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
2003 Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
2002 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
2001 True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
2000 The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
1999 Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
1998 Amsterdam: A Novel by Ian McEwan
1997 The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
1996 Last Orders by Graham Swift
1995 The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
1994 How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman
1993 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
1992 The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (co-winner)
1992 Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth (co-winner)
1991 The Famished Road by Ben Okri
1990 Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt
1989 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
1988 Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
1987 Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
1986 The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis
1985 The Bone People by Keri Hulme
1984 Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner
1983 Life & Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee
1982 Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
1981 Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
1980 Rites of Passage by William Golding
1979 Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
1978 The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
1977 Staying on by Paul Scott
1976 Saville by David Storey
1975 Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
1974 The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
1973 The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell
1972 G. by John Berger
1971 In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul
1970 The Elected Member by Bernice. Rubens
1969 Something to Answer For by P. H. Newby


Shanathalas said...

The only ones I've read are:

2002 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
2000 The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
1998 Amsterdam: A Novel by Ian McEwan
1992 The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (co-winner)
1990 Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt

Life of Pi is one of my favourite books.

yasho said...


Nice to meet you... I am from India and obsessed with the Booker stuff.

I read The God of Small things, thats all I think... I have the LIfe of Pi with me, but have never got round to reading it... I was working in an office till a year ago, so had kept all my reading plans till I started working from home, but now the British Council Library has shut shop in our town...

So this time I have bought two of this years's long listed ones, Aravind Adiga and Mhd. Hanif and last year Animal's People...and am getting down to reading it...will post the reviews as soon as i finish them.

What I did read and enjoyed immensely did not appear on the Booker list and the was the Kite Runner by Khaleid Hosseini... WOW! what a book... it's sincere, and read it if u you can..

Jen said...

Thanks for commenting!

Shan - you're way ahead of me :) I've got some catching up to do!

Yasho - Thanks for the recommendations. I've heard of "The Kite Runner" but will definitely put it on my list (although, that list is quite long now!)

Shanathalas said...

Of the ones I've read, My order of best to worst are:

Life of Pi
English Patient
Blind Assassin

I wouldn't bother with the last two. I was unimpressed with both of them.