Monday, October 17, 2011
National Book Award Finalists
The the National Book Awards finalists were announced last week. Of the five fiction finalists, I have read two of the titles, The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht [F OBR] and The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. Of the two, I liked The Buddha in the Attic better, but, I will have to say, it is the only novel I've ever read that has no plot and no main character! I'll try to read The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak before the winners are announced on November 16.
The other two fiction finalists are Edith Pearlman's Binocular Vision and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. I will try to order them and have them arrive before the winners are announced. If one of those two win, and I wait until after the announcement to order it, then it might take months before it arrives!
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 9:00 AM