*Yawn* Oh, sorry. I keep yawning every time I look at the recently announced Booker Longlist. It’s a boring list and it doesn’t help that only four of the titles are available here in the US. McEwan’s the favorite so far (what a surprise). Oh well. Hopefully they don’t pick one of the books that we can’t get. It’ll be so irritating for my store, having to field a million queries on what won and how can they get it and why don’t we have it. I don’t always agree with the prestige that these prizes seem to bestow on the winner, but the books move usually (unless you’ve been written by DBC Pierre) once they win one of these things.
Yawning here too, also knocking myself in the head, as I
only recognized three names- one of which I was surprised to see, as I thought he was a US citizen- having been here since 1992??
Love his short stories.
An odd list, but Michael Redhill’s Consolation deserves whatever accolades it gets.