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10th March
written by Steph
Noooooooooooooo! If you still need to check the results of this match-up, you can do so here.  But why bother?  It's so disappointing!  I guess when they compared the tournament to March Madness, they really meant the madness part! Tomorrow:  The White Tiger vs. Harry, Revised.  I'm not sure what to expect here.  I have a sneaking suspicion the judge might give it to Harry, but I guess we'll have to just wait and see (I've not read either book, so I have no strong feelings on this one!).


  1. 03/11/2009

    What??!! I’m so disappointed, too. I was rooting for Netherland more because of your loathing for Partisan.. lol! Nooo is right!

  2. 03/11/2009

    I am still intending to read Netherland! I am sure I will like it more than Partisan! I have been heartened to find that the majority of readers polled at the Morning News disagree quite strongly with this choice. I am dismayed that Partisan made it past the first round, but I am confident that it will be knocked out in the next one.

  3. 03/11/2009

    I still want to read Netherland, too..

  4. 03/11/2009

    I haven’t read either book, but I was rooting for “Netherland.” Take heart! Maybe it’ll come back in the zombie round.

  5. 03/11/2009

    Even if it doesn’t come back in the zombie round, my main priority is for A Partisan’s Daughter to disappear from the tournament! I haven’t read Netherland, so I can’t really root strongly for it to win, but I do feel losing to Partisan was truly execrable. I haven’t read any books out of the tourney set that I feel deserve to win the whole thing, but I felt very strong about Partisan’s not winning anything.

    Oh, and I think that the excerpt posted from Netherland (I believe it was in the commentary section) was quite lovely, and I’m not a New Yorker! The writing in that one brief snippet burned brighter than anything I recall reading in its opponent.

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