Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Man Booker Squared - Hilary Mantel Might Do It Again

October 7, 2012

Good news for fans of historical fiction and Hilary Mantel.  It appears that Mantel's latest offering, Bring Up the Bodies, has been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize.  Mantel's novel, Wolf Hall, won this prestigious award in 2009 and it looks like she just might do it again.  The winner will be announced on October 16th in London

I have heard nothing but praise for these two books, although I haven't had the opportunity to read them yet.  I'm sure that some of you FictionDB'ers have and I'd love to hear your opinions.  (Shirley left a nice review on FictionDB)  Since my TBR list is ever growing, and seems to grow in direct opposition to my free time, I want to be sure that it includes any and all "must reads".   So let me know if you've read either Mantel book and give me your honest, real-world opinions.  Thanks, and happy reading!


Meerabai said...

I loved this book, but then I love anything by Hilary Mantel :-) I want to reread Wolf Hall, too, and appreciate the relationship you mention between Cromwell and Wolsey more, too!

Anonymous said...

This is great. No doubt it won in the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Congrats Hilary !

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