Books Next Time, I’ll Start a Pool
posted by March 31 at 10:47 AMon
The winner of the Tournament of Books has been announced. The bracketed competition resulted in a faceoff between Tom McCarthy’s The Remainder, which was an amazing paperback original released last year that I read and loved and then promptly didn’t write a goddamn thing about for some weird reason, and Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
The winner is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which I predicted in this post here on Slog last month. I figured that the second place would’ve been Then We Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris, but I’m pleased to see The Remainder beat Ferris’s book in the zombie round. Maybe there is something to the Tournament of Books, after all.