With two heavy favorites winning as expected, the top is crowded. Because he was the first to submit his entry, I will give the yellow jersey to blogger Kevin from Canada. To the other 30 or so co-leaders, congrats!
The predicted winner of tomorrow’s match: The Finkler Question
Contest Entrants’ Choices: 55% The Finkler Question vs. 45% Savages
This is another case where I picked the book I read over the one I have not. The Finkler Question is one of several highly regarded books in the ToB with high negatives. Savages has a chance with its balls-to-the-wall pacing and gimmicky…er…innovative narrative techniques. I have a feeling that, after completing both novels, I will respect The Finkler Question more than Savages, but respect doesn’t deliver the poultry. I think Savages can pull the upset. Contest entrants do too, making this Match tied for the closest call in the First Round of the Tournament. Anything could happen…..but I am starting to think I should not have gone underdog here.