Posted by: paultovell | October 10, 2009

Wolf Hall in 60 seconds

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

Shamefully I have still not found my way to a copy of the Booker prize winner, announced on Tuesday.  I am told by everyone that it’s a good read despite the goriness and the length, and I hope to get round to it soon.  But in the meantime I must share a quick summary I found on the web this week that will certainly help to get the general point across…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/oct/06/booker-prize-digested-read

What do we think, could this work in libraries if we paste them onto little shelf-talkers that jump out of the shelves a la Waterstones?  Or maybe Mr Crace himself might come and do some readings from his pastiches.  An author visit with a difference.  In fact my favourite Crace treatment is of the epic multi-generational Children’s Book.  Byatt’s substantial work is summed up in the stark but telling phrase:  “It was 1918. Everyone had been killed. Except the ones that hadn’t”.

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