Renowned literary expert Howard Davies and his panel of Booker judges have revealed the short list for this year’s Booker prize. The shortlist comprises
I’ve only read the McEwan (his worst since Amsterdam) and can’t muster any enthusiasm for the prize this year when Day by AL Kennedy didn’t even make the longlist.
The McEwan is about a couple in the sixties who get together and have their first sexual experience on their wedding night. The dramatic climax is an undramatic climax, and I was left feeling that McEwan was using the novel as a metaphor for his relationship with his long term readers (who prefer his earlier darker (and wittier) books).