Jessa calls Half of a Yellow Sun over Emperor's Children. I think I liked both books better than she did, but I'm with her on the outcome, only because Adichie wrote the more engaging book. Claire Messud is a fine stylist.
The the second match of Round Two, TEV picks The Road over Firmin by Sam Savage. I gave Firmin a pass when it came out last year, but I loved the last Cormac McCarthy. It'll go far in the Tournament.
Lastly in Round Two, Maud calls Kate Atkinson over Richard Ford.
The notes for each match follow the above links.
This leaves a curious match up. Thomas Pynchon vs. a graphic novel, and Cormac McCarthy vs. Chimamanda Adichie in the semis.
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