Booker Scheming

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As the end of my mission to read all the Booker winners comes into focus (insofar as it can ever end), I’ve been thinking about ways to mark the five-year achievement, and to make some sense of the books as a collection. I spent a playful evening trying to group books by the theme(s) that I found most prevalent in each book, and I reordered the chronological list into order of preference. I fixed on the idea that I could graphically represent my Booker journey through a schematic akin to the London Underground Map, designed by Harry Beck.

The paper play convinced me that this will be a fun and light-hearted translation of an epic reading endeavour, at a glance!

Graphic version to come when I’ve finished Schindler’s Ark, The Famished Road, The Inheritance of Loss, The Luminaries and one of the current Booker shortlist!

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