The Litblog Co-Op announced the winner of our Summer 2007 Read This! recommendation. This time, we’re focusing on Jamestown by Matthew Sharpe. “This book is hard to explain without sounding like a nut,” writes nominator Megan from Bookdwarf. “It’s wonderfully imaginative and Sharpe uses language to play with the future and the past in a way that made me giggle and fall in love with the book. Suffice it to say that Sharpe’s masterful writing goes beyond just verbal pyrotechnics into a deeper metalanguage of misunderstandings and what happens when two groups who speak the same language still cannot understand one another.”
Keep an eye on the LBC site for discussion of this great book, as well as the other finalists.