Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More Tournament of Books

Since our last entry on the Tournament of Books, much as happened. The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker, The Book of Night Women by Marlon James, and the Big Machine by Victor Lavalle, all made it on to the quarter finals. Since then, the quarterfinals and semifinals have happened leaving only the zombie and championship rounds to go (April 1 & 2). Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna, beat Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin and Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall beat James's The Book of Night Women. Reading isn't such a passive activity is it?

Look here for the champion title, or visit the Tournament of Books yourself--lots of good reading about reading.