"Size doesn’t matter, sure, we are above the mundanity of counting page-length, but ever since the larger publishing world got it in their heads that longer novels are somehow more serious and of greater literary merit, there have been more and more literary books that sit bloated and bulging and would really do well to go on Paleo or start counting points or something."—Mat Johnson
(via The Morning News Tournament of Books)
Today’s match, as judge Mat Johnson lays out toward the beginning of his ruling, is a close one between Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Click on the link above to find out who wins.
Which book did you like more?