Idiots on the Man Booker Prize Committee Strike Again

The howl of really really black rage you just heard that blocked out the sound of traffic copters and Mr. Softee warbles is me just getting the news that This Human Season, Louise Dean’s completely stupendous book about Belfast in 1979 that will make you cry and forsake all other books unless you are completely heartless, is not on the Man Booker short list. Things are going absolutely wrong. The Man Booker people are aping the National Book Award people in their effort to make sure that nothing on the list is anything you could ever want to read even at gunpoint just as we were trying to break the NBA people of that, and now I’m going to go home to weep and drink.

-Nemo Wolfe

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Published in: on September 19, 2006 at 5:05 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. I think all awards of this type are pointless, and degrade the books involved.

  2. Books, Belfast and Various Literary Awards

    So the “Web Log of the Mercantile Library, Cincinatti, Ohio” is horrified that
    This Human Season, Louise Dean’s completely stupendous book about Belfast in 1979 that will make you cry and forsake all other books unless you are completely …


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