Contrary to your post headline, I think this list is more exciting than a longlist of all the usual suspects.
Hmm, this may be a naive comment, but it's kind of cool (McEwan notwithstanding) that relative unknowns are getting the spotlight.
Now stop bugging me so I can get back to my 3rd reading of the latest Harry Potter.
He may not deserve the prize, but McEwan deserves to be on the longlist for On Chesil Beach.
Shit, I should've published a novel and entered.
(j/k I'm illiterate)
Hell, I should've written a novel and entered this year.
Good lord, guys, does your Slog server run on an old 386 or something? Geez.
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