Top critical review
Can't be recommended
Reviewed in Australia on 20 August 2020
Could anyone please elucidate the criteria for awarding the "Booker Prize" for a novel? Girl, Woman, Other had won the Booker Prize for the year 2019, which leaves me perplexed as to how this book earned it! Or was it a mistake?
Girl, Woman, Other is filled with slang, non-mainstream words, awkward spelling and grammatical mistakes (maybe done purposely. For example, page 257 - "...she taught Shirley who in turn taught Rachel to ensure they was (sic) all clean and well-dressed when they got on a plane..." ). The punctuation and the arrangement of paragraphs in the book are deplorable. Nevertheless, Girl, Woman, Other must be credited with having one of the longest words in the English language, which is "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". Sorry to say but I can't recommend this book to anyone. If there were an option to give a negative rating, I would have gladly chosen it.