Monday, March 09, 2009

Tournament of Books goes live

and Round One is a bit of a mismatch.

"Wobbling onto the court on thin, shaky legs, Steer Toward Rock feels the crowd watching her and wilts beneath its scrutiny. It’s never easy for a small, quiet book—one that the crowd had never even heard of before now—to compete in so ferocious a contest as the Tournament of Books."

TOB has been going for several years now, and the line up gets more impressive every time out.
Denied last year, it's looking like Roberto Bolano is unstoppable, but surprises are everywhere here.
This tournament is more fun than Canada Reads, and the list of sixteen finalists generally blows the Booker/GG/Giller out of the water.

Stay tuned.

Posted by Dave

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