Amazon's review of Ali Smith's The Accidental, winner of the Whitbread prize:
Before writing The Accidental, Ali Smith wrote Hotel World, shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize, and several short story collections. Her work is absolutely original, with a trademark quirky style, with whole passages that seem to have been bound into the wrong book and occasional historical asides completely outside the narrative line.Unrelated asides pasted in, yet only 1.1 pounds? Sign me up! Have you read her, Alice?