The Litblog Co-op has spoken ... and selected Case Histories.
Now, before the nattering nabobs of negativity get you down (and they're not getting us down), we know it's a book that has gotten it's share of pres attention. But, as the comments thread clearly suggests, that wasn't enough to get it in front of plenty of readers. Just because hordes of ADD bloggers and publishing journalists know it doesn't automatically translate into wider readership. (And with all due deference to our UK pals, we suspect they overstate the international importance of the Whitbread.)
Remember, we never said "unknown" fiction ... Worthy is the goal, and besides if we'd have picked some obscure, experimental novel, we'd be pilloried for being pedantic and elitist. We only means you can't please everyone and we're not even trying. We're confident that those who check out Case Histories will be glad they did, and the ones who knew it already have future choices to look to (including the other four summer nominations).
OK, end of defensive rant.