The Book: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
The Quote: "If this does not win the Booker Prize for Fiction it will be because it is too good."
The Reviewer: Scotland on Sunday
The Verdict: Ah ok, Carol can rest assured that that is the reason she didn't win then - must try not as hard next time Carol!
I wonder what Roddy Doyle, author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - which actually did win the 1993 Booker prize that Carol Shields was shortlisted for - would have to say about this speculation.