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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Fighting over books

Hurree Babu is not too happy with the Booker Prize being given to John Banville's "The Sea." It needed the casting vote of the chairman of judges, it seems, after there was a two-all tie.

At least no one stormed out, as happened here.

I'm ashamed to report that I haven't yet read any of this year's Booker-shortlisted books. How ill-read I am. I must spend less time blogging.

Update: Nilanjana Roy has a nice piece in Business Standard, elaborating on Hurree Babu's opinion. Do the two of them know each other? Hmmm...

Update 2: Karthik Narasimhan points out via email that Banville himself seems to agree with Hurree and Nilanjana. Once again, hmmm...
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