The 2005 Book Club of the Year are a bunch of cons!

Cortez writes “The 2005 Penguin/Orange Book Club of the year always has very good attendance unless someone escapes or gets paroled: Story here.

“This is the fifth year of the award, and every other winning group has been given a weekend trip to Edinburgh as their prize; this year, for obvious reasons, an alternative had to be offered. (Kay Hadwick admits that she thought long and hard about whether there was any way of taking 10 criminals away for a weekend, and that it might have all the makings of a Working Title film – she’s open to six-figure offers, incidentally.)

And that alternative – is there a better definition of bathos? – was a chance to discuss “A Long Way Down” with its author.””