Ah! The Morning News has posted its Tournament of Books bracket. There’s a lot of math on that page, and it’s okay if you space out or just go re-read the OkCupid blog instead. Because the important thing is the bracket, presented as a downloadable PDF at the bottom of the page, which tells us that:
- Snarkmarket favorite Molly Young is in the first round, reading Snarkmarket favorite The Anthologist and some other book.
- Snarkmarket favorite Jason Kottke does not face this pressure, clear on the other side of the bracket.
I predict that: Molly Young will choose The Anthologist; Jason Kottke will choose between The Lacuna and Let the Great World Spin; the final showdown will be between The Anthologist and Let the Great World Spin; and The Anthologist will prevail.
Yes: my method here is about as rigorous as it is with the non-nerd March Madness. (Wow, scope out that 2004 post. Who wrote that?)