Wednesday, 9 September 2009


The Longlist is out and The Shortlist is in. No surprises. Hilary Mantel will win with her Historinovel about Thomas Cromwell, Henry V111's mate. As I've stated previously anything with a family tree in the front plus a chronology of events means I won't buy. It means the book may contain Elfish peoples from otherworlds. A definite no no at Moose towers. The Booker marketing people will now kick in and the world of books will be Bookered up to the max. More stickers. A longlist sticker, now a shortlist sticker, a Booker sticker plus a 3for 2 sticker and perhaps a winning sticker. Who needs a jacket?

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