Booker project :
I have decided to undertake the Booker project – reading the Booker prize winners starting from 1993 . Once I have finished reading a Booker winner , I will post a review in this blog .
Considering that all these books would have been reviewed quite frequently by old – timers in blogging , I guess they will be discussion posts dissecting the themes and the plot aspects . . . I would try to do my best considering that discussion posts would require the reader to be more attentive to the nuances and aspects of story – telling . . .
Wish me luck with my project . . . If you are interested , you can join me in the challenge . It would be interesting to read your take on the aspects . . .
Here ‘ s a list of all the winners from 1993 :
Paddy Clark Ha ha ha – Roddy Doyle ( 1993)
How Late It Was , How Late – James Kelman (1994)
The Ghost Road – Pat Barker (1995)
Last Orders – Graham Swift (1996)
The God Of Small Things ** – Arundhati Roy (1997)
Amsterdam – Ian McEwan (1998)
Disgrace – J M Coatzee (1999)
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood (2000)
True History Of The Kelly Gang – Peter Carey (2001)
Life Of Pi – Yann Martel (2002)
Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre (2003)
The Line Of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst (2004)
The Sea – John Banwell (2005)
The Inheritance Of Loss ** – Kiran Desai (2006)
The Gathering – Anne Enright (2007)
The White Tiger – Arvind Adiga (2008)
Wolf Hall – Hillary Mantel (2009)
The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson (2010)
The Sense Of An Ending – Julian Barnes (2011)
Bring Up The Bodies – Hillary Mantel (2012)
The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton (2013)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan (2014)
A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James (2015)
The Sellout – Paul Beatty (2016)
Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders (2017)
Milkman ** – Anna Burns (2018)
The Testament – Margaret Atwood (2019)
Girl , Woman , Other – Bernardine Evaristo (2019)
Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stewart (2020)
** Have already read these titles . . . Still , I wouldn ‘ t mind re – reading them . . .
And if you are wondering why this list has to start from 1993 , here ‘ s the answer if you have not guessed it – I wanted to read all the books at-least starting with my birth year as a first step before tackling older winners . . .