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  • ross1948 18:30 on July 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Booker Prize, Day of the Jackal, , Frederick Forsyth   

    Well Said Freddy! Forsyth V ‘Intellectual’ Jackals 

    It would seem self-evident that the more people buy a book, the more credit to the author as a writer.

    Many more probably read books they borrow from libraries, but paying hard cash is as good a tribute as one can offer.

    That’s why so many of us disdain awards like Booker, which are decided by small cliques of ‘intellectuals…’


    …a parasitic class of mostly snooty gits.

    How The Hell Did Evaristo Ever Get A Writing Prize? 

    Hence I felt like cheering when I saw that Frederick Forsyth

    ‘…has said he has not been able to finish a Booker prize-winning novel for years, saying that he invariably loses interest after 50 pages…. ‘

    Mr. Forsyth’s books are very readable.

    The Day Of The Jackal

    Just think back to that one!

    My own inclination to avoid ‘literature’ churned out by Booker winners is confirmed by what Forsyth went on to say.


    ‘…he would often find with the novels that win the annual literary prize that he did not know “what the hell I am reading… ‘


    Well Said Freddy!

    • Pamela 19:04 on July 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      That book, The Day of the Jackal, was rivetting. I have seen both the film versions but prefer the first.
      Why anyone cares what little committees think, like the one that ‘votes’ for the Booker winners, is a real mystery.
      Forsyth should have won multiple times.


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 20:24 on July 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Day of the Jackal! I remember when I read that, but I watched the movie before I read the book.
      After that I must have read all Forsyth’s books.
      I don’t think I would read a Booker Prize book even if I was on a long-distance flight where the movies were bad. .


    • Noreen Paterson. 21:28 on July 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Forsyth has been a successful writer because he wrote books people enjoy reading.
      It’s not a left-right thing.
      Stephen King’s books sold very well too, even you have said you liked them, even though he is very leftwing.
      After the shower that got picked by Booker’s bunch last time round, it was pretty easy to see they had just been ticking PC boxes, a woman, and a coloured woman, and a queer, and if you were a white man with normal sexual tastes, you had no chance.
      I think somebody even said that out loud at the time.
      Booker acclaim no longer indicates great writing, if it ever did.


    • Tam Birnie 23:54 on July 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I never understand why the media, especialy the BBC, make such a big thing about Booker decisions.
      The Booker gang are unelected and unrepresentative.
      People should be free to nominate a book and if a book has say a hundred or a thousand nominees, then it should be open to anybody on the electoral register to vote.


  • ross1948 15:53 on December 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , ‘Black Public Figures’, Booker Prize,   

    UK Racism – ‘Black Public Figures’ Defending Savages! 

    It would be easy to dismiss the moronic outburst from the Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, a pinko named Greg Fischer (a Democrat, almost needless to say!) as simply that, moronic.


    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer


    With his BLM-style garbage executive order declaring racism a “public health crisis”  – Louisville Mayor Declares Racism a ‘Public Health Crisis’i – in his city, he basically trivialises the real public health crisis in the USA, that Chinese Virus.

    On the other hand…



    …one is tempted to wonder why Bojo or Priti Patel failed to declare something similar in response to those ‘Black Public Figures’ reported in the Guardian last month, the slimers siding with some of the vilest criminals in the UK…

    Eighty-two black public figures have written to airlines who have worked on deportation charter flights urging them not to carry up to 50 Jamaicans the Home Office wants to deport next week.

    Signatories include the author Bernardine Evaristo, model Naomi Campbell, historian David Olusoga and actors Naomie Harris and Thandie Newton, as well as lawyers, broadcasters and NGO chiefs.

    It seems incredibly racist behaviour on the part of those creeps who signed the subversive appeal.

    Disgraceful enough to publish a statement that effectively declares solidarity with alien rapists and murderers who don’t want to get sent back to whence they came.

    But it’s outrageous that the organisers have seemingly restricted those allowed to sign the declaration to non-whites.



    But this is the era of BLM, so racial preference ( in one direction!) is apparently not only tolerated but approved by the ‘liberal’ (far-left) media.

    Would the Guardian even publish any declaration whose organisers are known, or even suspected, to have avoided seeking the signatures of coloured people?

    Of course there is a great deal of discrimination in the UK – against sexually normal white males, that is…

    Asked whether it would be possible for him to win the Booker or even to get published today because of “this current suspicion about white straight men”, and whether he was now disadvantaged, he replied: “I would not like to be starting out now, certainly. It’s very difficult.  “I despise this ‘woke’ movement….” https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/banville-criticised-by-fellow-booker-winner-for-saying-he-despises-woke-movement-1.4424788

    So says, correctly, a former Booker winner!

    …as we saw in the recent Booker Prize short list, which some drongo on tv was heard to BOAST about, because it had – if I’m not wrong – four non-whites, four women and two self-confessed queers. 

    But having heard brief outlines of their ‘works of literature,’ I doubt I will ever read most of them.

    Coincidentally, one of last year’s Bookerettes is also one of the ‘Black Public Figures’ named in the Guardian’s roll of dishonour, a not very black bint named Evaristo.

    And -surprise surprise!- another is that academic who interviewed Obummer, two hearts beating as one…BBC Exalts Obama’s Palinophobia – And Terror ‘Truth Decay!’…as mentioned a week or two ago, whose involvement in this new leftist escapade confirms that the BBC selected one leftist to interview another.

    And then there’s that ‘model citizen…’


    Cadbury’s Crumbles before Nutty Naomi – Beauty Sans Brains? 


    But all I’ve written and quoted above is secondary to the real sense of outrage I share with every decent Brit, at how

    ..thirteen Jamaican criminals, including four killers and two sex offenders, were deported today on a controversial Home Officeflight opposed by Labour MPs and celebrities….


    …. a significant number of other offenders – including a rapist whose case was highlighted by Home Secretary Priti Patel in a letter to MPs – were removed from the flight at the last minute after legal appeals. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/jamaica-deportation-rape-crime-murder-home-office-immigration-b138825.html

    Another win for the legalice and their Labour lackeys.

    As for the ‘celebrities’ – and there are plenty of scumbag white celebrities as lousy as those BPFs – who want alien vermin kept in the UK, one can only hope they will be fortunate enough to bump into one or other of the predators they’ve preserved from justice, on a deserted London street, one dark night.


    • Robbie Mclean 16:04 on December 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Always very pleasing to hear ‘actually’ SOMEBODY speaking differently from the Lilly white liberal bedwetter PC/woke/ do-gooder/ feminist brigades. Refreshing to say the least!


    • Pamela 17:10 on December 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      To the extent that they are ‘public figures,’ and I never heard of Harris or Newton, why can’t they be content to be British Public Figures?
      Why this nasty, divisive need to racialise everything?


    • Mack the Knife 17:41 on December 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I have been hoping you’d express my thoughts about those ‘public figures. ‘
      They are racist, indubitably.


    • Edward Lamont 18:25 on December 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      That’s all true!
      Especially the part about Evarista being hardly black at all!


    • Amanda Adams 20:16 on December 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I wouldn’t complain.
      It just shows the rest of us whose side they’re on, that of convicted rapists and killers.
      Of course don’t buy their books or watch their films, though I don’t know what films those actresses have been in.
      I’d like to know which ‘broadcasters’ signed the letter.
      Useful for the next time we get an ‘impartial’ broadcast?


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