All the shortlisted titles for the Women’s Prize for Fiction have now been reviewed here at Novelicious and with the winner set to be announced tomorrow (Wednesday 5th June), we look at what the team made of those six books vying for the big win.
Sadly, it didn’t look good for Zadie Smith’s NW, a muddled story that lacked conclusion according to our review. Jennifer explained, ‘There didn’t seem to be much point to the story as a whole, as though we were seeing a short glimpse into three individual’s lives but without any real purpose.’
The book many may feel is odds on to take the crown (no pun intended) is Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel – a woman who can do no wrong this year it seems (unless she’s talking about our princess that is!). With a decent 7/10 rating, our Debs said ‘it held fewer surprises or intrigue for me. However, the writing is undoubtedly superb’.