The Great Literary Tournament: And Then There Were Two...

Adrian Liang on March 26, 2016

Last week, sixty-four book characters entered the Great Literary Tournament. More than one hundred matches have been fought. More than 25,000 votes were cast by readers. And we're finally down to the final two contenders, who will face off on Monday, March 28, in the match of the century:


Some fun facts about the last several rounds:

In round three, Jo March (Little Women) went up against Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs). As in round two, when Jo faced off with Deadpool, our readers on Facebook cast their votes to Jo, but Twitter-based readers favored Hannibal the Cannibal, ultimately delivering victory to Lecter. Lecter fell, however, in round four to James Bond, in the closest battle of that round.

Tyler Durden (Fight Club) and Satan (Paradise Lost) fought to a dead heat in round three on Twitter, but Facebook readers gave the win to Tyler Durden. This was the third very close competition for Durden, and he finally fell in round four to Lisbeth Salander, who was also coming off a bruising battle with Black Widow.

In each of the five rounds, both Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes consistently took home more than 70 percent of the votes. In the last round, their challengers fell fast and hard, especially on Facebook, where voters gave both Potter and Holmes more than 90 percent of the votes. Strong contenders since the very beginning, Holmes and Potter will be coming in fairly fresh for their final duel on Monday, March 28. Hopefully Watson and Hermione will be on hand this weekend to give our finalists tips on how to defeat the other.


Visit us on Facebook and on Twitter on Monday to vote for Sherlock Holmes or Harry Potter. We'll crown the winner on Tuesday here on the Amazon Book Review.

Full bracket is below:



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