Britain's prestigious Booker Prize was awarded to Anne Enright on Wednesday. Enright's novel The Gathering is said to be morbidly depressing, an apparent prerequisite for prize consideration.
Grumpy Old Bookman Michael White, who knows a thing or two about publishing, remarks:
This is not, you will understand, a novel that I am about to rush out and buy. But nevertheless, the circumstances of the award provide much more entertainment than the average literary novel ever does.His entire commentary is well worth reading.
(Artwork: The Spine - The News With Added Backbone)