Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Man Booker prize winner for 2015

Marlon James's novel brings alive the turbulence of gangland Jamaica in the 1970s and 1980s. It describes a fictional assassination attempt on Bob Marley's life and is told from multiple viewpoints including; journalists, ghosts, killers, drug dealers, beauty queens, FBI and CIA agents. The book is a must read for fans of Tarantino, intense action or the music of Kingston.

James is the first Jamaican novelist to win the Man Booker prize.

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