The predicted winner of
todaytomorrow’s match: Room
Contest Entrants’ Choices: 85% Room vs. 15% Bad Marie
My own pick for this match is Bad Marie. I read Bad Marie; I liked it. I have not yet read Room; I am not sure I will like it. Bad Marie has an atmospheric quality that makes the reader a willing accomplice in the ill-considered capers of Marie. Despite the world-crumbling feeling of the novel, the story is always fun. Marie is a nicely original character and the author wisely heartless enough to remain true to her star’s tragic flaw. Undeterred by the lopsided picks by contest entrants or by the protagonist’s poor judgment, I hold out hope for Bad Marie.