Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America
This came out in Australia ages ago, and I read it then. Will be the first book reviewed - stay tuned!
Emma Donoghue Room
I had never heard of either author or book previously, but have read some good reviews. Have it ordered from the good folk at The Book Depository, so hope to read & review it soon-ish.Helen Dunmore The Betrayal
I believe this one is a sequel, or part of a series or something. That makes me less keen to read it, since I've (obviously) not read the book/s before it.
Damon Galgut In a Strange Room
Know nothing about it. Will track down some reviews.
Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question
Another one I don't know much about, but apparently it's a comic novel. That could be promising.
Andrea Levy The Long Song
I read - & enjoyed - her previous book, Small Island, a few years ago. Will get to this at some point.
Tom McCarthy C
In the same order as Room, so another one I should be able to read/review soon. I enjoyed his first book, Remainder, although I didn't think it was the greatest thing ever, as some others did. Apparently this one is quite different - set in the early 20th century, I believe. (Sorry, Angie, but at least you're warned!)
David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
One of my favourite living authors, as mentioned in the previous post. I read this a couple of months ago, and loved it.
Lisa Moore February
Don't know anything about it.
Paul Murray Skippy Dies
This one sounds interesting - a comic boarding-school novel, that's so far been reviewed quite well. I just picked up a copy from the local library, so will get to it soon too. (It's pretty long, though.)
Rose Tremain Trespass
Know nothing about it.
Christos Tsiolkas The Slap
Quite the rage a little while ago here in Australia, but it passed me by. That said, have just got it from the library as well.
Another one that is a blank slate for me.
Okay, so. I've read two already, have two sitting near me courtesy of middle-class welfare, and another two on their way to me. That's a good start. The shortlist is announced on 7 September, and the winner on 12 October.
Expect a review of the Carey early next week, and the Mitchell later in the week. By that point, I hope to have also read one of the others from today's library visit.
Onwards & upwards! I look forward to doing this, but also hope that you, dear readers, chip in in the comments section...