ToBX Wrap-Up.

The Tenth Tournament of Books is over, and crowned a champion whom yours truly passed through the quarterfinals and voted for in the finals. As I mentioned in my rationale for voting, the finals match-up wasn’t a terribly difficult decision. Its competitor (I’m being vague here to encourage you to follow the link) was, I thought, “supremely inventive,” and had flashes [that were] exquisite,” but couldn’t topple the champ. Also, I slipped in a bird pun, of course.

I’m not sure if either would have been my picks in a completely open field. I’m working my way through the other competitors now, and think some of those books would have been intriguing match-ups against the eventual champ. But so goes the wonderful capriciousness of the Tournament of Books…