Friday, August 19, 2005

Booker Mela Update

Falstaff has his review of Lewycka's A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian here.

"Have you ever been to one of those concerts where the pianist plays every note perfectly but you still walk out of the concert hall without being truly moved by the music? That's what Marina Lewycka's debut novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, feels like. An accomplished, well-crafted book that makes for enjoyable reading, but totally fails to overwhelm you."

The man seems to like the book but it fails to move him. And he thinks its a definite No for the prize. Go read the full review.

The original Booker mela post is here. I will keep linking to reviews as and when they become available.

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