I look what’s won and give them a go, but often give up. I finished Shuggie Bain, that was good. I enjoyed The Birds on the Trees by Nina Bawden that was published in 2010. I also gave up on Hilary Mantel, though some in my book group really rate her
I'm reading Shuggie Bain just now, and enjoying it a lot. I read Girl Woman Other last year, and I liked it, but didn't really understand why it had won the Booker. In the past I've often had to give up though. Couldn't get on with Hilary Mantel at all!
I usually try to read the books which have won the Booker, but have to say there are some which were so excruciatingly and mind-numbingly boring and so badly written that I couldn't bring myself to read more than a few pages.
Unfortunately I cannot now remember the names, but one is left wondering what sort of judges would deem such books worthy of such a prestigious award - clearly people much less discriminating than moi! 😁
What is the worst Booker-prize winning book you've ever read and why?
Worst as in most poorly written or just plain old boring and failing to grip.