Friday, January 30, 2009

As well he ought ...

... Sebastian Barry savours £25,000 Costa victory. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Parris said the "judges did not feel that Dr Grene worked as well as a narrative voice as Roseanne — but in her, a voice of transcendence had been created, which completely redeemed the novel".

I spent a part yesterday writing about The Secret Scripture for The Inquirer (the piece will run on Feb.8) and I thought of discussing this. I think it is entirely wrong. Dr. Grene's voice is to Roseanne
s what a minor is to a major. They complement each other. Dr. Grene's voice is entirely his own, just as Roseanne's is entirely her own. I hope to God none of these judges ever tries to write a play.

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