He likes awards, right?
This is, the judges point out, “the first time an author from the distinguished Penguin Classics stable has made it onto the shortlist”.
“Eliza and Exra rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation,” one particularly energetic passage begins. It was always going to end badly: “Both fell awkwardly off the bed.”
“He is a very strong contender,” Frank Brinkley, one of the judges, said reverently.
Oh here we go again !
Attacking Steven and his fantastic best seller how clever !
The book should have been number one really but MI6 and James Bond stopped it on orders from the British government cause Steven said so on TTY so there !
From the article, "This year the former Smiths frontman Morrissey has a chance of success, nominated for his first novel, List of the Lost, much mocked when it was published by Penguin Classics. This is, the judges point out, “the first time an author from the distinguished Penguin Classics stable has made it onto the shortlist”. So there's that