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Handicapping the tob action

The Betting Window Is Closed

Based on past performances, bloodlines, an evaluation of previous reviews and assumptions we've made about which books the judges will think make them seem cool, we have handicapped the 2008 Morning News Tournament of Books.

We'll announce the winners and prizes shortly. Thanks to all your wagers and our matching donations we raised enough money to buy 5076 new books for underprivileged kids. Thanks to everyone and congratulations to Junot Diaz whose The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao has won the 2008 Rooster.

Pre-Tournament Odds + Win Pool

Bet On Chesil Beach 5/2
Bet The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 5/2
Bet Then We Came to the End 3/1
Bet Tree of Smoke 7/2
Bet Run 9/2
Bet The Savage Detectives 5/1
Bet Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name 7/1
Bet Remainder 7/1
Bet What the Dead Know 9/1
Bet The Shadow Catcher 10/1
Bet An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes... 10/1
Bet New England White 12/1
Bet Ovenman 20/1
Bet You Don't Love Me Yet 20/1
Bet Petropolis 28/1
Bet Shining at the Bottom of the Sea 35/1

Problem selecting database.