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The Norton shortlist is now final:
All the books on the list are wonderful1 (except mine obviously). I’m so honoured to be in such incredible company. Wow.
Yet despite the glories of Maureen’s catholic school girls demon fighters and Scott’s reimainged vampires and magic twenty-fifth hour, if I were to vote right now2 I would vote for King of Attolia.
I’ve mentioned before how much Megan Whalen Turner’s trilogy means to me. It’s stunning. Beautifully written and it pushes all my buttons (in a good way). It would be awesome if she won the Norton because it would be not just for this book, but for the whole trilogy. She’s one of my favourite living writers and deserves every honour going.
Hey, I just noticed there’s three Razorbill books on that list! How bout that? Eloise Flood created one hell of a list.
Posted by Justine at 0:01, 27 February 2007 under Magic or Madness trilogy, Scott's books, Young Adult literature | 18 Comments »
jennifer, aka literaticat Says:
that list is fantastic!
I’ve not read the turner or devilish. so I would be torn four ways.
February 27th, 2007 at 1:06 AM
Wow, that is a helluva list.
February 27th, 2007 at 2:48 AM
February 27th, 2007 at 6:27 AM
*The only one I haven’t yet read is the Pfeffer which I’ve heard from people I trust is amazing. I can’t wait to get my mitts on it.
Oh, yes. Do. It’s a wonderful, wonderful book.
February 27th, 2007 at 7:48 AM
Er. And congrats! Sorry; my fangirliness got away from me there.
February 27th, 2007 at 7:49 AM
Wow! That’s a *really* impressive list to be on! Congrats and Good Luck!!!!
February 27th, 2007 at 8:03 AM
lawence schimel Says:
Mazel tov and good luck!
February 27th, 2007 at 11:07 AM
hurray!! that’s awesome.
February 27th, 2007 at 11:08 AM
shelly rae Says:
Congrats Justine! And in such excellent company too. That’s a great list to be on. Yay!
February 27th, 2007 at 11:11 AM
10. Justine Says:
Thanks everyone! For those of you who haven’t read some of these books then you really really really ought to. Like i said I’ll be reading the Pfeffer as soon as I get a copy.
February 27th, 2007 at 11:47 AM
I’ve just been reading the Turner books for the first time. It’s amazing that they’re all SO good, but also that she just keeps getting better with each.
February 27th, 2007 at 12:56 PM
As a reader, I’ve loved all of MWT’s books; as a writer I’ve learned so much from her books.
Gwenda, I envy you reading them for the first time!
February 27th, 2007 at 7:23 PM
I agree, the list has got some AMAZING pieces! I noted on Holly Black’s blog that I don’t think that I could pick one! Good thing I’m not on the committee.
February 27th, 2007 at 8:01 PM
**not Holly’s, Maureen’s. Jeez. I visit too many author’s websites.
February 27th, 2007 at 8:03 PM
i am writing a werewolf into my current story, just for you.
February 27th, 2007 at 10:37 PM
Congrats to you and your feller!
February 27th, 2007 at 11:38 PM
17. Justine Says:
Rebecca: I’m touched! Make sure it kills any vampires that are in the story.
March 1st, 2007 at 11:36 AM
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