The winner of this year’s Man Booker prize will be announced next Tuesday. Those prone to a flutter might find their way to the website Oddschecker (“your best bet”), where the shortlist is ranked. Currently Neel Mukherjee is in the lead with The Lives of Others followed by Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
The professional gambler would do well to look beyond Oddschecker to the TLS for some carefully considered reviews of the shortlist (all of which have been made publicly available in full, through the links below) because the TLS has got it right before – not always, but often enough. . . .