Monday, April 17, 2006

Pulitzer - March

Monday, April 17, 2006

I'm always disappointed when the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is announced and all I can say is: "Huh?"  That's exactly what happened this year when I just heard on the radio that March by Geraldine Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer.  Since I have been specifically paying attention in the past few years I have heard of previous winners Gilead and The Known World before the win, and had already read Middlesex and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.  I think it has to do with how familiar I am with the author's previous work.  I've read Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys) and Jeffrey Euginides (The Virgin Suicides) before and think highly of the authors.  NPR has had a few Edward P Jones and Marilynne Robinson pieces on air.  But March?  This isn't The March, by E.L. Doctorow (a Pulitzer Finalist), but rather a continuation of Little Women, taking a character from the book and expanding the story. 



I can't say just how not interested I am in March.  Maybe it's a fantastic novel and I know I'll find out because I would like to read all the Pulitzer novels, but ugh. 


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