No argument from me on either of these from the first round of the Tournament of Books.
I've never gotten over my silly prejudice for graphic novels so Josh Ferris (even though I wasn't as blown away by the book as some) bests Petropolis, and I really liked Jessica Kane's take on John Lethem vs Stephen Carter.
"For me it comes down to this: I will read what Lethem writes next. I would not encourage Carter to write another work of fiction."
That's a bit harsh on Carter, but I'll damn sure read the next John Lethem, even if You Don't Love Me Yet was not up to his usual standard.
Onward and upward.
Posted by Dave