Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Skippy Dies nominated for the Costa award

Congratulations to Paul Murray!


Blogger Anne S said...

I liked Skippy Dies very much - great book, funny and outrageous and sad all at once. Here's wishing Paul Murray every success.

The Booker judges need to be shot. The Finkler Question is a far lesser book. In fact I found the winning book less than inspiring and intend to recycle my copy, as I don't think I'll ever feel like reading it again.

Thu Nov 18, 09:28:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Anne, I've often heard that the Booker is often awarded for the 'wrong book' of a particular author - it's as if it is their turn to win.

I am becoming increasingly cynical about the whole awards business. So much seems to depend on other things besides just the book.

But, yes - Skippy Dies is great and very refreshing to see something that is truly deserving coming through.

Thu Nov 18, 09:41:00 am  

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