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  •  Hilary Mantel (4+ / 0-)

    gets my nod, not only for her last two Booker winners, but her body of work. I recommend Every Day is Mothers Day, Vacant Possession and A Place of Greater Safety without reservation.

    "Well Clarice, have the lambs stopped screaming?"

    by buffie on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 04:35:49 AM PDT

    •  I've got her Cromwell books in my sights, but it's (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Youffraita

      very good to know where to look next.

      I have to get to more Coetzee, too - a sharp and subtle writer, and the only other double Booker winner. Very interesting literary critic, too.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 11:45:45 AM PDT

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      •  I liked Wolf Hall better than the later one (3+ / 0-)
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        RiveroftheWest, Brecht, Youffraita

        whose name escapes me. She has an interesting ability to imagine herself into a wholly different type of human being; very impressive.

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        by peregrine kate on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 11:51:20 AM PDT

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