Today, I'll be announcing two shortlists: one made up of the books I think deserve to make the cut; the other composed of the titles I suspect the real judges will opt for. Not having read Satantango (which I'm expecting to make both lists), I'm adding a reserve title, just in case Krasznahorkai's novel doesn't live up to expectations. And the nominees are (links to my reviews, where available):
Tony's Preferred Shortlist
Tony's Predicted Shortlist
As you can see, three of the books appear on both lists, so expect those to be the ones that miss the cut ;) Was I right? Well, we'll soon find out... Later this week, I'll be having a look at the real shortlist, and (as if that wasn't exciting enough) I'll also be comparing it to the six chosen by our collective Shadow Panel! As was the case last year, we will be choosing our winner from our own shortlist, not the official one (and last year, the two lists were very different...). The finish post is in sight...