Friday, March 23, 2012

Tournament of Books Update

Today's (March 23rd) Tournament of Books match up is between Teju Cole's Open City, which I have not read, and  The Marriage Plot by Jeffery Eugenides, which I did not care for.  Bracketwise, I should want The Marriage Plot to continue, but it won't bother me to see Open City advance.  I do intend to listen to Open City via audio and since I will be going to Texas next weekend, I should be able to get at least half way through it.  Yes, ToB will be over by then, but I will at least know what it is about.  Here is the link to today's ToB Match:  If this is not the correct match, just scroll to the proper one on the right hand side of the page.

Well, the tournament is not going how I would like it to.  First round, Salvage the Bones was tossed by some piece of light porn trash, Lightning Rods which then tossed Sense of an Ending in the next round.
Tigers Wife survived its first round match with The Stranger's Child but then was tossed by 1Q84.  This was very upsetting to me as I believe Tigers Wife to be superior to 1Q84.

On the other side of the Bracket, I don't care as much and Sisters Brothers took down State of Wonder and Swamplandia!  This is okay and even though Sisters Brothers is not a favorite of mine, I can see its charm and why it has lasted into the third round.

So, we will know who makes it to the next round in a couple hours.  Although none of my favorites will make it to the end, I am still having a good time watching the tournament progress.

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