BOOK REVIEW: MILKMAN by ANNA BURNS. Milkman by Anna Burns review: Impressive, wordy and often funny Anna Burns: The Booker winner on why she is unable to write “Jesus, I wish it would happen to me,” laughs Enright. First the first bad news: I didn’t like it. by Anna Burns ‧ RELEASE DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 In her third novel, which won the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Burns ( Little Constructions , 2007, etc.) And the second bad news? writes again about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, delivering a blistering feminist perspective on a community at war. The author may never write again. Milkman is a novel that feels almost mythical, bigger than itself. Dear Ms. Burns, Your novel, Milkman, recently won the Man Booker Prize.That and a rave review from Sunita convinced me to read it. Milkman by Anna Burns has an overall rating of Positive based on 28 book reviews. This is a bad news-bad news review. Milkman has been called “experimental fiction” because it’s written in stream-of-consciousness narration conveyed through long sentences and paragraphs, because the narrative goes on long tangents, and because the characters and places go unnamed. The generality of the characters’ names reflects this: Somebody McSomebody, third-sister, the milkman. Lifestyle › Books Milkman by Anna Burns - review: a fine prize winner that will test its readers Milkman is a fine and remarkably original literary achievement, says David Sexton