not always mad keen on industry prizes

August 11, 2011


I am not always mad keen on industry prizes, but happened to look at a list of previous winners of the Man Booker prize.

And noted I had only read two of them:

Paddy Clarke HaHaHa by Roddy Doyle (the worst book of his I have read, in my opinion)

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (great book – much better than the film, even though it had Kristin Scott-Thomas in, who rocks in everything I have seen her in).

Two of 44 is not many, and I wonder if I should have read more of them…

I also wonder what will happen to book prizes as publishing changes with the advent of digital business models?

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