Friday, June 29, 2007

The Battle For Scotland...

...has begun. With the official ringing of the second bell, it's the Bearded Wonderboy coming out with a slick, smooth campaign designed to help him jump out in front of the competition. However, Hard Man Guthrie has proven before that marathons are not won with quick bursts but with careful pacing.

And now that he knows what Stuart's up to, he can plan a counter accordingly.

In all seriousness, the polls are open for the shortlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. The shortlist:

The Dead Place by Stephen Booth
All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye by Christopher Brookmyre
Blood and Honey by Graham Hurley
The Death Ship of Dartmouth by Michael Jecks

And, of course, Two Way Split by Allan Guthrie and Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride.

So, in light of our discussion about political correctness being overdone yesterday, I feel I can finally ask if people with multiple personalities can vote more than once. Of course, if they can that would greatly favour one of the authors...

Congratulations, again, to all the nominees. I haven't voted yet, so bribes will be considered for a limited time.


norby said...

Actually, I don't think you even have to have a split personality. I think you can just vote as much as you want. Unless of course Stuart has hacked into their system and can find out who you're voting for and will come kill you in your sleep. Then, yeah, the alter ego might come in handy.

Sandra Ruttan said...

I think Stuart has been using subliminal messages, thoughwaves and general threats of torture to shore up votes.

norby said...

There is that possibility as well. I've been having this odd compulsion to try and grow a beard though. It concerns me.

Sandra Ruttan said...

You just know he'll be cackling like a maniac and rubbing his hands with glee since it seems his spells are working.