National Book Award : Fiction Long List Reaction

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  1. Jacqueline McMenamin

    September 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

    I’m currently listening to Bewilderment on audio as it’s on the Booker shortlist. Of those on the NBA ? I will wait for the shortlist. However the ones that interest me the most are
    The Prophets
    Cloud Cuckoo Land
    The Matrix

  2. TheSunAndSarah

    September 26, 2021 at 11:58 am


  3. Hannah's Books

    September 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Zorrie was one I had not heard of until the announcement, but it sounds great. Love Songs is high on my need-to-read list. My spouse is not a Powers fan at all, so I am not sure the book will be allowed in our house!

  4. Jacqueline McMenamin

    September 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

    I would advise audio for Richard Powers. His method of writing is more like a friend sitting beside you telling you a long convoluted story. He lets you inside his brain and listen to his thinking.

  5. Mark Stevens

    September 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Absolutely loved your reviews!!!

  6. Peter Longworth

    September 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Well guys, I’m thoroughly enjoying Richard Powers’ “Bewilderment”. It’s excellent. It’s a much tighter book than “The Overstory” (2018), which I loved but I can see how one could get lost in this book, with all the branching tangent stories. Even I became confused but read on. I was in awe of the beauty of “The Overstory”. It was far too long, but I’ll forgive it as the writing was superb, and I’m not a writer

  7. Janet Hansen

    September 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

    It sounds like I need to get my hands on some Lauren Groff. The others all sound interesting but some are not available here yet. I still have two books to read for the Booker shortlist, then I'm heading to a few of these.

  8. Enid Lacob

    September 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

    I agree re All the light you cannot see I couldn’t read it. I am reading and loving The love songs of WEB Du Bois. It is fabulous and I know it is a chunkster but I love every page.

  9. Cheryl Holsonbake

    September 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

    I just need to ask, who in the world slapped the title ‘Matrix’ on Groff’s historical fiction book about medieval nuns? It makes me cringe. It fits a modern story or sci-fi or even nonfiction. Absolutely ANY other title would make her book more appealing to me. I almost don’t want to read it on principle.

    Whew! Glad to get that off my chest!

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