The Final Rounds of the ToB

March 25, 2011 | 2 books mentioned 2

Another week of literary contests has whittled the Tournament of Books field down to four: Freedom, A Visit From the Goon Squad, Next, and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Today, the team offers more analysis, previewing and recapping. Up next: the semis, the Zombie round, and the grand finale.

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  1. Of these, I’ve only read Freedom and absolutely loved it. What great insight into the American Dream! What can you tell me about the other titles? Of the three, which one is a must-read right now?

  2. I’ve read three of the 4.

    Actually, I would read “Skippy Dies” first which is on pace to be in the Zombie round.

    If you are looking for something quick, read “Goon Squad.” It goes fast and most people really seem to like it.

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