Rachel Neumeier

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Popular plotlines

This is not super-current, it’s based on 2011 titles, but still, an interesting look at popular plotlines for novels that won the Booker Prize.

I see there are 13 books listed here. Are there normally 13 winners of the Booker Prize? That’s kind of funny, if so.

Given that it’s the Booker Prize, it won’t surprise you that DEATH comes up in all the titles, so that’s the universal trope. LOVE came up six times — interesting it wasn’t more!

My favorite of the less-common tropes is the escaped tiger — of course!

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4 Comments Popular plotlines

  1. David H.

    Looks like it’s for the Booker Prize LONGlist that year, so basically what was nominated. Then they come up with a shortlist (3-5 titles), and then they come out with the winner. :)

  2. Rachel

    Oh, that makes sense, David. Thanks for clarifying! Still, they could definitely use more escaped tigers, I think we can all agree.

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