Monday, October 25, 2004

Booker insight

There's an enjoyable insight into the life of a Booker judge, by Fiammetta Rocco in The Economist.
Reading 132 books in 147 days is like taking a course in kick-boxing; you quickly lose any flabby concentration and wishy-washy standards, becoming fitter and leaner and more demanding. In the process, you learn a great deal about why so many novels—even well written, carefully crafted novels as so many of those submitted were—are ultimately pointless.

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