2012 Man Booker Prize Long List

A Listmania! list by J. M. Cornwell "Reviewer at Large" (Colorado Springs, CO USA)
The list author says: "I spend a lot of time reading the publishing news and blogs about publishing. I also write a blog or five about similar subjects. Since the list came out today, what better time than to showcase the latest aspirants to the 2012 Man Booker Prize.

I always feel I've missed something with the big prize notices come out. I need to be financially stable enough (wealthy) to be able to pick up all the long listed books and read them before the winner is chosen. Starting now would be good. In the meantime, read them for me. Most of them sound interesting in one way or another and well worth the reading."
The Sisters Brothers: A Novel
1.  The Sisters Brothers: A Novel by Patrick deWitt
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (676 customer reviews)

On Canaan's Side
2.  On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Sense of an Ending (Borzoi Books)
3.  The Sense of an Ending (Borzoi Books) by Julian Barnes
$14.58   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,144 customer reviews)

Jamrach's Menagerie: A Novel
4.  Jamrach's Menagerie: A Novel by Carol Birch
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

The Stranger's Child
5.  The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

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Pigeon English
6.  Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Jilted City
7.  Jilted City by Patrick McGuinness
The list author says:
  "Since THE LAST 100 DAYS, which is the long list entry for Patrick McGuinness, is unavailable right now, I've added another of his works."
$16.95   Used & New from: $7.50

Snowdrops: A Novel
8.  Snowdrops: A Novel by Andrew Miller
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

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Far to Go: A Novel
9.  Far to Go: A Novel by Alison Pick
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

10.  Island by Jane Rogers
The list author says:
  "THE TESTAMENT OF JESSIE LAMB is not available yet on Amazon, so here's another offering from Jane Rogers."
$13.48   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Derby Day: A Victorian Mystery
11.  Derby Day: A Victorian Mystery by D.J. Taylor
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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