A Brief History of Seven Killings wins Man Booker Prize 2015

08 November 2015

Marlon James book, A Brief History of Seven Killings, has won the Man Booker Prize 2015.

A crime novel that moves outside of the world of crime and takes the reader through a recent history most people know very little about. The novel moves at a terrific pace and will probably come to be seen as a classic of our times.

This 686 page epic has over 75 characters and voices. Set in Kingston, where James was born, the book is a fictional history of the attempted murder of Bob Marley in 1976. The New York Times said of the book: 'It's like a Tarantino remake of "The Harder They Come", but with a soundtrack by Bob Marley and a script by Oliver Stone and William Faulkner...epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex.'