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Old 10th Feb 2010, 15:58   #16
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I've been dipping into previous Booker winners now and again so I thought it was time to try a bit of Kingsley Amis. Just finished The Old Devils, and it certainly hasn't stood the test of time. A series of drunken conversations and drunken encounters in pubs and restaurants in Wales just felt like one long yawn.

I looked up the Booker website and am gobsmacked to see that this beat Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale, Paul Bailey Gabriels Lament, Robertson Davies What's Bred In The Bone, Kazuo Ishiguro An Artist Of The Floating World, and Timothy Mo An Insular Possession.

I can only surmise that this is one of those 'lifetime achievement' Booker awards.
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