A bluffer’s guide to the Booker Prize

Reading Rushdie’s latest novel, with its characteristic tidal wave of pathological pun-making, paragraph-long lists and how-do-you-do-fellow-kids cultural memery, made me think of the question Frasier Crane once asked Niles: “When was the last time you had an unexpressed thought?”

Click here to read my summary in the Irish Times of the runners and riders in this year’s Booker Prize, ahead of the winner announcement on Monday.