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The Man Booker Prize Longlist announced in July consisted of 12 books. Now we know final 6 that will compete for The Man Booker Prize 2012. The winner will be announced 16 October.
Shorlisted books are very different from each other in all possible shades, from themes through genres to construction. Let's meet finalists.
Bring Up the Bodies is a second installment in author's historical trilogy about Thomas Cromwell. The Garden of Evening Mists is Eng's second novel. The story touches social and political aspects after WWII around Japanese war criminals.
Narcopolis is Indian poet's debut novel presenting tough life full of drugs, alcohol, sex perversions but also love and god. The Lighthouse is also a debut and tells a story of a man who tries to find himself. Swimming Home is a mix of moder literary and mystery genres with turns and tension. And Self's Umbrella is intriguing but demanding read set in mental asylum.
So which book should be the winner?