Booker 2011

Kaip ir minėjau – knyga ‘įskaitoma”. Žiūriu būtent tai visur pabrėžiama:

Stella Rimington, a former British spy chief who chaired the panel of judges this year, told reporters:

“We thought that it was a book which, though short, was incredibly concentrated and crammed into this very short space a great deal of information you don’t get out of a first reading.

“It’s one of these books, a very readable book, if I may use that word, but readable not only once but twice and even three times.”

“We were not talking about only readability as some of you seem to have thought,” she told a press conference before a glitzy dinner and awards ceremony at London’s medieval Guildhall.

“We were talking about readability and quality. You can have more than one adjective when you are talking about books.”

Paskelbimo momentas:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15361059

Julian Barnes – Booker 2011

Štai naujoji Booker Žvaigždė! Pasakysiu taip – labai labai džiaugiuosi, nes kaip tik dabar klausau šitos knygos! Ir  nors perklausiau dar nelabai daug – šita knyga mane iš tikro kabina. Nesakysiu op op, kol neperšokau, bet smagu vien dėl to, kad iki Julian Barnes pergalės Baltos lankos su juo supažindino Lietuvos skaitytojus, ir, aišku, dėl to, kad šis vardas man jau kažką reiškia, yra pažįstamas. Manau, kad šių metų Booker’is tikrai vykęs jau vien dėl to, kad įmanomas skaityti (nors čia aišku, ne kriterijus). Vienu žodžiu – Valio!

 Dame Stella Rimmington, who chaired the jury, said the book has “the markings of a classic of English Literature. It is exquisitely written, subtly plotted and reveals new depths with each readings”.

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