Smart Money's on McCarthy

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Needs more Mayor McGinn vs City Council fist fucking action.
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I can't believe we're still another year away from getting an English version of 1Q84... Seeing it on the bookshelves in Tokyo was pure torture.
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After reading The Road and close to finishing Kafka on the Shore, I can't believe Cormac McCarthy and Haruki Murakami are considered on the same plane. Murakami is amazing.
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Come on Murakami!!!
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My money is on Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Both Murakami and McCarthy are essentially popular novelists and the Nobel committee doesn't generally honor popular novelists.
Also, you can't judge McCarthy by The Road, read Blood Meridian or the Border trilogy before making a decision.
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During grad school, reading Murakami after reading McCarthy was like eating a handful of minty Tums and drinking a cool glass of water after eating a plate of greasy fish and chips... by which of course, I mean, it was a relief. So much for that MSc. Anyway, even saying that, I don't think any of these people are worth a Nobel, but as we all know it's not exactly a meritocracy. I just don't want that lazy hack McCarthy to win.
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I like McCarthy, but the Literature prize really needs a little diversity.
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Ngugi!!!!!!
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Murakami!!
McCarthy sucks, The Road was terrible.
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The smarter money bet on Mario Vargas Llosa.