Thursday, June 10, 2010

Orange Prize

So the Orange Prize winner was announced, and this year it went to...


I haven't read this, or any of Kingsolver's other books, but do think that the cover is beautiful. And isn't that the best reason to read a book?

Have you read this year's winner? Should I read it? Should it have won?

12 comments:

Nymeth said...

The cover IS beautiful, yes. And I'm a sucker for pretty covers :P I've yet to read this, or any Kingsolver, but I know I eventually will.

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

Oh yes a beautiful book cover is reason indeed. I've read The Poisonwood Bible (not so delicate a bookcover) and loved it - even though it's harrowing.

LindaF said...

I enjoyed The Poisonwood Bible more. I liked The Lacuna but had to read it in large chunks - it's not a book to be dipped into. Lovely use of language too. But we never get inside the head of the main character, it's all observation of him from outside. Suspect there are more layers to the book that need re-reading to fully appreciate too.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I loved The Poisonwood Bible, but haven't read this yet. Leah has -- you should check out her review in January.
I wonder if you version has MORE pages than the US version?? :) It does have a different cover!

Hannah Stoneham said...

I haven't read it yet but I do like the front cover

nomadreader said...

I much prefer that cover to the U.S. version. I wasn't a huge fan of the book, although I am glad I read it. It's not perfect, but it is fascinating, if mostly boring.

Amused said...

Wow your cover is WAY more beautiful than the US version! May I just say that I LOVE Kingslover. I've read all of her books and this by far was the most disappointing. I can't believe she won for this. Please read her others (but own this for the cover!).

Karen said...

I'm not sure if it should have won or not but my personal opinion of this book is not great! I LOVED The Poisonwood Bible - it is a book I would recommend to anyone but I could not even finish this book unfortunately. It just dragged and dragged for me.

Aimee said...

I intend to read the Lacuna so I think you should too! haha

I loved The Poisonwood Bible, amazing book.

Elise said...

Thanks for all the advice... I think I shall start with The Poisonwood Bible and go from there :)

Cath Brookes said...
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Cath Brookes said...

Better than anything else I’ve ever read, The Lacuna depicts the desperation of the Depression years, the topsy-turvy uncertainties of the Mexican Revolution, and the insanity of the anti-Communist witch-hunts of the late 1940s and 50s. That’s a lot to cram between the covers of a single novel.

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