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Click on the rooster to see the current standings of the bracket.

To say I am shocked and disappointed by PIRANESI being knocked out of the Tournament of Books is an understatement. This book was my favorite for the tournament, and one of my favorite reads of last year. "BREASTS AND EGGS" by Mieko Kawakami was the book that defeated it. There is the chance that PIRANESI, which is written by Susanna Clarke, may come back as a zombie, and books have won from the zombie position before.

Click on the books for my reviews.

The judge for this round was Beatrice Kilat.

Beatrice Kilat is a writer, editor, and culture critic in the Bay Area. She is the former managing editor of Best American Nonrequired Reading and edited children’s fiction and comics at Lucasfilm. You can read her work in the Cut and elsewhere. Known connections to this year’s contenders: “None.”

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