Friday, 11 July 2008

The Book That Is the Best Booker of Bookers Booked By All Bookies

Salman Rushdie wins "Best of Booker" award

British author Salman Rushdie won the "Best of the Booker" prize on Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of one of the world's most prestigious literary awards.

"Midnight's Children" won the Booker Prize in 1981, and the Indian-born writer was hot favorite to take the award decided by the public from a shortlist of six in an online poll.


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Ok, Midnight's Children is an undeniably good book, probably one of the best I've ever read, I must say, and I don't say that kind of thing lightly. But this Booker Booker thing is a little bonkers.

So, now the book has won the Booker, the Booker of Bookers, and now the Best of Bookers, what other Bookers is it going to win? The Best of the Bookers of Bookers? The Bookie's Booker Choice?The Bonkers Booker Book?

And has there REALLY not been a SINGLE Booker-winning book that can challenge this book in all these 40 years?

Don't get me wrong, I think it deserves the award. I'm just wondering if there ARE any other books that can at least challenge this one for the title of Best of the Booker of Booker of Bookers.

(News taken from Sharon Bakar)

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