- Product code: BOKR
- Publisher: Turnaround
- Format: Paperback
- Book points: 20
Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2012 - 6 Books (Paperback)
This collection gives you the opportunity to choose your favourite from the 6 shortlisted contemporary fiction titles for the Man Booker Prize 2012! It includes the Man Booker Prize winner and 2012 Costa Book of the Year, Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to previous Man Booker winner Wolf Hall. It also features The Lighthouse, Alison Moore's melancholic tale of a mother's abandonment of her son, and Tan Twan Eng's The Garden of Evening Mists, the story of a Japanese wartime camp survivor. Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis is a sweeping portrayal of Bombay, a city in collision with itself, while Will Self's Umbrella is a radical novel that skims across generations as it tells the story of a woman who has awoken after 50 years in a coma. Deborah Levy's Swimming Home is a real page-turner that looks at the way depression can affect apparently stable people..
Titles in this collection
- Umbrella - Will Self (Hardback)
- Bring up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel (Hardback)
- The Lighthouse - Alison Moore (Paperback)
- Swimming Home - Deborah Levy (Paperback)
- Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil (Paperback)
- The Garden of Evening Mists - Tan Twan Eng (Hardback)
Customer ReviewsAdd review
Good Collection -
As somebody who likes to chop and change what they read, rather than being stuck on one author or one genre, this collection gives me the opportunity to do this without having to spend a fortune.
Neil ( 04/01/2013)
Incredible value for money -
I bought this before the sale but even at £29 it still represented amazing value for money with three of the books being hardback. I have just started reading Swimming Home - truly incredible!
Hanna ( 28/12/2012)
Not paperback -
Please be aware that only three of the books are paperback. I never buy hardback books so was disappointed that three of them were - looks like I'll have aching arms over Xmas! On a plus though, I've always found these collections to represent good value and are usually great reading!
Lauren ( 10/12/2012)