Of all the novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize long-list, Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch intrigued me the most.
I am only around a third of the way into this novel, but so far I am entranced by Carol Birch’s beautiful prose.
Here is my teaser:
The raised lantern revealed a painting of a curious vessel that reared up tall out of the sea at either end, a high-shouldered, many-turreted, floating castle of a ship, a thing upon which in a dream you might embark and sail away to the ends of the earth. The light went out.
I have read mixed reviews about this one, but on average the verdicts are more positive than most other titles on the long-list this year, and I am thoroughly engrossed so far.
I wonder whether Jamrach’s Menagerie will make it to the Man Booker Prize short-list that will be announced today?
Find out more about this novel – Jamrach’s Menagerie.
Looking forward to reading your teasers!
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following: Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.