Monday, March 9, 2009

Tournament of Books Begins

As I mentioned in a previous post, it's time for this year's March-Madness-style Tournament of Books. Today's match-up between Roberto Bolano's 2666 and Fae Myenne Ng's Steer Toward Rock is the first of many daily match-ups. Not surprisingly, 2666 won. The humorous play-by-play concludes:

Steer Toward Rock doesn’t even reach for the ball this time. She’s got an interesting story to tell, but she can’t be heard above the din of this five-book extravaganza. With a sigh, she ambles back to the locker room—toward a smaller, safer tournament—confident in her ball-handling, but wondering if her moves are fast enough to carry her to the pros.
See the full report here.

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