The 2010 Booker longlist was announced earlier this week. To no one’s surprise, David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is in the running.
The “not quite a masterpiece but unquestionably a marvel” review may be stingy, but I choose to regard it as an expression of fear. It means that amazing as this novel is, the author is still underachieving. He can do better. Aaaaaaaaaaa!