I prefer the Booker lists over our Canadian counterparts. I'm sure the politics and process are virtually identical, but the Bookers seem more likely to reward an author in mid-career who perhaps doesn't get noticed like they should. The Giller Prize looks more concerned with first timers if this years list is any indication.
But this Booker inclusion makes me want to read the book. I also like that its a sequel.
Seeing the blurb and commentary around Edward St. Aubyn makes me thing about David Lodge. The more people carting David Lodge paperbacks around, the better.
Posted by Dave