To Rise Again is the Man Booker shortlist book I’ve been least impressed by. Its supposedly witty and a commentary on modern life, however its very much a self-absorbed, miserable way of life.
I had some sympathy for the protagonist ‘s plight, but still found him fundamentally irritating. A bit of clarity of what was going on with his life earlier would have been better, because I just wanted to give him a shake and tell him to get over himself.
I would be very disappointed if this one won the prize, and think that it possibly shouldn’t have been on the shortlist.