The Big Winner

March 30, 2007 | 1 book mentioned 2

As expected, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road took home the top prize in TMN’s Tournament of Books. Oprah stole some of the award’s thunder with her surprise announcement, but the excellent finale, with commentary from 17 judges, is a great read. In fact, I had a great time following the Tournament this year (for me it rivaled the NCAA’s in terms of holding my interest). It was a treat to read reactions to books like The Road and One Good Turn day after day from a big group of people. I’m already looking forward to next year.

And incidentally, after reading all these reactions to The Road in the Tournament, along with all the Oprah-fueled media coverage, it’s starting to sound like The Road is one of those important books that comes along from time to time. One that has real staying power.

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.


  1. Been on "the road" myself this past week and hadn't heard about Oprah's pick. Good for her!

  2. I have to say, I was obsessed with the ToB this year, and I didn't even have money riding on it (like I did for the NCAA tournament!)

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