Unofficial ToB 2011 Contest: Finals Preview and Update

Current Leaderboard:

1. (27/32) Mike
2. (25/32) Jed
3. (22/32) Jim
4. (19/32) Christy, David, Jeremy, Kathryn
8. (18/32) Darren, Greg
10. (17/32) Amy, Gary, Susan, The Reading Ape

There will be only one more jostling of order, so only one more chance to make the top 10. Of course, One is the only important number. With only eight points left to earn, nineteen is the threshold for having a chance at the current leading score of 27. That bar will likely rise, however. Good luck to anyone still with a chance. Thank you to everyone else!

My preferred winner of Finals: A Visit From the Goon Squad

Radhika Jones turned in one of the best opinions of the Tournament both in advancing Goon Squad and in explaining why it is an excellent book. While Freedom has one vote in the bag, Jones sounds pretty convinced of Egan’s awesomeness and should go for Goon Squad. Contest entrants were overwhelmingly pro-Goon Squad with their pre-Tournament predictions: 37% picked Egan for the Rooster. Freedom is no surprise, 29% correctly foresaw it lasting to the Championship Match, however, only about half of those (13% of the total) yelled Freedom with their Finals breath.

I want Goon Squad to win. Most of you want Goon Squad to win. Most judges will want Goon Squad to win.

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2 Responses to Unofficial ToB 2011 Contest: Finals Preview and Update

  1. Jenny says:

    I think Goon Squad will and should win.

    I enjoyed Freedom, but it didn’t feel like anything special. And I don’t think it’s going to age very well, in that it will be remembered or still widely read in 5 or 10 years.

    • Kerry says:

      I agree about Goon Squad and, largely, about Freedom. I think the more political aspects, particularly, will become stale rather quickly.

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