Originally Posted by orlok
I still think the Man Booker is worth including, though I have some sympathy for your view after Ian McEwan won it for Amsterdam, which was a risible storyline. Very much a political decision, as they couldn't agree between two other preferred books, I believe.
Man Booker is maybe the worst major award given. The judges have no idea what comprises a good book an a lot of time they award for reasons beyond the book being worthy.