Two Solaris Titles up for 'Not The Booker Prize' prize!

Forget the Booker - THIS is the prize everyone wants to win!
The shortlist for The Guardian's 'Not The Booker Prize 2011' has been announced and there are two (count 'em) titles from Solaris upon it:

Regicide by Nicholas Royle
Concrete Grove by Gary McMahon

The voting system is ... er ... somewhat odd, though it's great to see two of our best titles up there. Regicide is being published in September, but if you've enjoyed Concrete Grove then please vote for it because we think it should DEFINITELY win. Don't just take our word for it, here are the views of others:

New York Journal of Books: “The Concrete Grove conjures up images that will haunt readers long after the book is put away”

British Fantasy Society: “This book is an outstanding mix of urban horror and dark fantasy, hints of King's Dark Tower series, hints of Holdstock's Mythago Wood, but above all the realisation of McMahon's talents as the outstanding British horror writer of our times.”

Andre Farant: “Much in The Concrete Grove reminded me of Clive Barker’s work. I don’t know if it’s a British thing, but McMahon manages, like his more famous (for now) countryman before him, to blend sensuality with horror”

The Eloquent Page: “The Concrete Grove is a must read for all self-respecting fans of horror... I couldn’t tell you the last time I read a novel in a single sitting.”

Read Horror: “Read The Concrete Grove because McMahon depicts precise details succinctly without compromising on the unrelenting pace or quality of his prose... Read The Concrete Grove because it deals in horror that cuts deeper than beasts, monsters, zombies and werewolves... Read The Concrete Grove.”


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