Shadow winner is for the last time for me

 

For the first time I have read but haven’t reviewed our winner it has been a strange year. We have spent time discussing books I had time to read the list as I was off work with stress but my focus hasn’t been around for months so I feel upset I hadn’t covered the winner we choose and still have books to review from the list. I will get to them but as time is over to review them we choose as our winner

Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung translator – Anton Hur

A collection of stories well written but just not my thing I loved a couple and will mention in my review as I have never been a horror fan but a couple I loved. It was a close winner and the other book that just got pipped at the post is

`Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree Translator – Daisy Rockwell For me this was my personal favourite by a head and shoulders of all there books and will long be a favourite read for this reader just stunning a woman lives on after her husbands death and starts to open up about her life it is just such a great book on so many levels. So I reach the end of another year and this will be my last with the shadow jury as I feel it is time to change things round I will be doing something else next year with some new people. I look forward to see who Frank and his pals have chosen I miss the old iffy days when I was there but its amazing how big this prize is now!!

What has been your favourite read from the lists this year and who do you think will win ?

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. roughghosts
    May 26, 2022 @ 20:27:13

    Cursed Bunny is not even available here yet (I think) but, like you, I am not a horror fan and it simply does not appeal. As such it makes it hard to judge its quality. But Tomb of Sand is spectacular and I would suggest that even if it does not win, the attention it has gained—even in India where it was not available in English before—will serve it very well.

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  2. Lisa Hill
    May 26, 2022 @ 22:44:02

    I can’t believe my good luck…I tried to reserve this at the library when Joe told me about it, with no luck, but now that Stu says it would have been the winner for him, I tried again today and it’s available!
    (I’d better hurry up and finish my current book so I can start on it as soon as I pick it up.)

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  3. Lisa Hill
    May 26, 2022 @ 22:45:24

    Ps, (two minutes later, after checking my Twitter feed)
    So, Tomb of Sand was the winner, yay!!

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  4. JacquiWine
    May 27, 2022 @ 10:32:02

    Good to see that your personal favourite scooped the actual prize last night. You must be thrilled for the writer and translator – and a wonderful coup for Tilted Axis, too!

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  5. Liz Dexter
    May 30, 2022 @ 06:51:43

    Tomb of Sand sounds great. I’m sorry you’ve been through some difficult times, though, and have had to change priorities on working on this shadow panel, and hope things start to lift for you soon.

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