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Tournament of Books

The field for the 2011 Tournament of Books has been announced over at The Morning News, and as I mentioned earlier in reference to the longlist, I haven't read a damned one of them. And only three of the sixteen - Donoghue, Gordon and Finkler - had I even considered reading. So I'll be enjoying the tournament without a favorite pulling at my heartstrings (you know, the same way I unemotionally enjoy Bears-less Super Bowls), but this year I'll add a twist: I vow to read whatever book ends up as the winner.

That said, I reserve the right to renege if Franzen wins. The more I hear about that book, the less appetizing it gets.

January 20, 2011 in Books | Permalink


I'm with you on Franzen. I'm sick of hearing about "Freedom" too, and because of that, I have zero interest in reading it.

That said, he'll probably win.

Posted by: Brandon at Jan 20, 2011 1:06:48 PM

I'm hoping for backlash.

Posted by: Pete at Jan 21, 2011 8:35:05 AM