Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Tournament of Books

Gah! I almost forgot that it was time for The Morning News to run their Tournament of Books. They've already done the first three rounds. And I already HATE at least one of their choices.

I predict 2666 will go all the way with this one even though I'm not rooting for it. Though mesmerized by the first three sections, the fourth just sucked me down like quicksand, so I dropped the book a month ago and just can't bring myself to pick it back up, even if it is brilliant AND I already read 500 pages. I'll get back to it...someday.

Having read less than half the books in contention, my personal choice for the win would be THE WHITE TIGER. Which was already eliminated!! Of course, someone here at DGLM violently hated that book. They know who they are. And I know how wrong about it they are. :)

Anyone wanna places bets on this horse race?

--Jim

4 comments:

  1. I'll opt for "The Dart League King". Haven't read it but I'm a sucker for titles and that's a great one.

    Sad not to see Dennis Lehane's A Given Day in the pot. FABULOUS read.

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  2. Bailey Thomas11/3/09 3:41 PM

    I'm interested to see what this alleged new addition to "2666" will do. Here's the link, for those who haven't seen it. It should be interesting.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/4967573/Two-new-novels-by-the-late-Roberto-Bolano-discovered-among-his-papers.html

    I must admit to not having read, well, any of the books in contention (there's the demands of college for you), but I'll definitely be following the Tournament. As I'm a Marilynne Robinson fan, though, I'll throw my vote in there.

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  3. OMG, that site is hysterical!! I have to spend more time there.

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