Wednesday, March 11, 2009

ToB: round one, match three

Oh, if only I could trust my intellect over my gut. Today’s match presented another upset, with Mark Sarvas’ Harry, Revised trouncing the Booker Prizer winner, White Tiger. But a well-measured verdict was rendered. Jonah Lehrer did a respectable job as judge. My faith in the Tournament is restored.

Match four pits Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri’s critically acclaimed story collection, against City of Refuge, a novel of New Orleans by Tom Piazza, who is also no slouch. The judge is Mary Roach, author of Stiff and Bonk. I’m not going to hazard a guess as to how Roach will vote, but I’m rooting for Unaccustomed Earth.

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