...because the judges are RETARDED and MENTALLY UNSTABLE and the judging criteria bizarrely enough is not story quality or character development, but writing style, the winners are always the least deserving.
This year, Margo Lanagan's 'Red Spikes' took older readers book of the year. Two years ago, Lanagan's Black Juice was nominated. Both books are equally revolting compilations of short stories. Every one aims to horrify, to shock, to numb with some twisted alterative sense of reality, eg. A family who have a picnic while watching their oldest daughter/sister drown in a pit of tar.
Judging by the blogger profile, though, I'm not sure this is a real rant - maybe a sugar rush to the brain.*snrch*