"I’ve long been in Catton’s camp. For the most part, when a book doesn’t connect with me, I usually believe it says more about me than the book. In the words of my grandmother, who I’m sure got them from someone else, ‘Only boring people are bored.’"
John Warner, color commentator (via The Morning News Tournament of Books
While Catton’s book, The Luminaries, was defeated this morning by Scott McClanahan’s Hill William, it could still return in the Zombie Round later this month. Go here for more on the Tournament’s rules.
Tomorrow’s match is between Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. The match will be judged by novelist Mat Johnson. Today’s match was deemed something of an upset, so anything could happen tomorrow!