Especially for geeks like me. And since my NCAA brackets are complete crap this year I’ll be watching this set of brackets instead. Some of the first round matchup are brutal. Huxley or Orwell? Rand or Tolkien? Tolstoy or Dostoevsky? I’m getting nerdy tingles as I type! I’m bummed that my personal favorite Great Expectations didn’t get selected, but oh well. Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood made it in. Play begins on March 25!
From the Mere Comments blog:
If you want to make sure that Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings survives a first-round matchup with Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, be sure to head over to First Thoughts and weigh in on “The Tournament of Novels,” put together by Joe Carter.
In addition to the Bracket 8 matchup of Tolkien and Rand, other contests to watch are between Heinlein’s Starship Troopers and Card’s Ender’s Game (Bracket 6), Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984 (Bracket 9), and Ellison’s Invisible Man and Wright’s Native Son (Bracket 22).