The Man Booker shortlist is out, and at least one commentator seems to think the field is strong this year. On the other hand, Sir Salman Rushdie and Joseph O’Neill didn’t make the cut, which sent the bookmakers scrambling to pick a new favorite. Or, as most people who care about the Man Booker say, “favourite.”
It’s Fall Madness time, y’all. How do your brackets look? Mine got wrecked when “Child 44” didn’t make it to the show.
-Norm De Plume