If I were the self-centered wretch that many believe, I would think that the Man Booker shortlist judges read my blog, then chose the opposite. Bah. What I truly believe is that I need to try these other books... someday.
Aravind Adiga The White Tiger (Atlantic)
Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture (Faber and Faber)
Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies (John Murray)
Linda Grant The Clothes on Their Backs (Virago)
Philip Hensher The Northern Clemency (Fourth Estate)
Steve Toltz A Fraction of the Whole (Hamish Hamilton)
I will take A Fraction of the Whole for $200. Others?