Last year, friends recommended the winner of the 2009 Man Booker prize, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I loved it. I couldn't put it down. It was chosen from 132 entries. It has now sold over 150,000 copies in the UK and the rights have been sold for publication in 23 languages. So, during the holidays, after a year of not so many good reads, I am going with the Man Booker prize again:
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (Bloomsbury).
My review will be posted in the new year.
My favourite columnists and bloggers:
I am a fan of Maureen Dowd. She's a straight shooter with uncannily astute powers of observation and critiqe: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/maureendowd/index.html