2015 Tournament of Books Quarterfinals: Match 1

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Today is the first match of the 2015 Tournament of Books quarterfinals and it pits The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell against A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James.

'The Bone Clocks' vs 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' cover art

Both of these sound like really excellent books! ABHoSK sounds like a tough but very worthwhile read and TBC seems like it has an excellent main character who weaves through all the short stories. Have you read either of these selections?

You can check out the judge’s opinion and read full match commentary here. Tomorrow the quarterfinals continue with All The Light We Cannot See facing off against The Paying Guests. Have you read either of those and are you rooting for one over the other? Also, if you didn’t see my post last week, Powell’s is offering 30% off the 2015 ToB selections for a limited time!

*Quarterfinal Spoilers below!*


Here’s a list of the winners in the quarterfinals:

Round 1 – A Brief History of Seven Killings

In case it’s easier for you to visualize this in bracket form, here’s where things stand so far:

2015 Tournament of Books bracket - through first round of quarterfinals

Click to download your own bracket!

And here’s the list of all the opening round winners:

Day 1 – The Bone Clocks
Day 2 – A Brief History of Seven Killings
Day 3 – All The Light We Cannot See
Day 4 – The Paying Guests
Day 5 – Annihilation
Day 6 – An Untamed State
Day 7 – Redeployment
Day 8 – Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

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