"The father of the principal protagonist of this book was called Umberto."
-- G by John Berger.
This is one of only three books to win both the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. I am reading it as my last book for the 2010 Battle of the Prizes, British Version, which ends on January 31.
I am only 67 pages into it and I like it so far. I am worried that it is going to take a weird or bad turn that will leave me not liking it, because J.G. at Hotchpot Cafe doesn't care for it and we have similar taste in books.