The Great Literary Tournament: The Bracket Is Revealed

TGLT-postMarch 13 is Selection Sunday for the men's college basketball tournament. The Amazon Book Review is revealing our own tournament—the Great Literary Tournament—in which book characters duel for supremacy against each other.

Jay Gatsby versus Mr. Darcy. Tris Prior versus Katniss Everdeen. Harry Potter versus Harry Dresden. Hannibal Lecter versus Special Agent Pendergast....

Who will win? You, the readers, decide.

The bracket is below. Click on it to enlarge.

The Great Literary Tournament2016_SelectionSunday

Starting on Thursday, March 17, we will run the literary tournament on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The character who gets the most votes wins the round and moves up to the next level.

Look for the hashtag #bookduel.

May the odds be ever in your favor.


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Comments (7)

Missing Important Names: Emma by Jane Austen; Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Posted by: Eileen | Sunday March 13, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Only 10 females listed , out of a bracket of 64? C,mon, you can do better than that!

Posted by: Elizabeth | Sunday March 13, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Sounds great. I look forward to it.


Posted by: waldo walker | Sunday March 13, 2016 at 5:10 PM

How was the bracket determined? Two characters from Percy Jackson seems odd.

Posted by: Paige | Sunday March 13, 2016 at 5:15 PM

there are so many arbitrary things about this it's hard to know where to begin, but how about this: Why are all the characters white men? Ok, not all, but MOST. Not to be all PC police, but where are the women? Let alone a woman/man of color? There aren't even that many here who have relationships with people of color - a little Scarlett O'Hara? Atticus Finch? Tom Sawyer? I thought this would be a rip off the phenomenal Tournament of Books, but the completely random selection of literary characters turns out to be worse. Much worse.

Posted by: Michelle | Monday March 14, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Thanks for your feedback, folks. We plan to run more tournaments throughout the year, so please let us know what matchups you think would be intriguing. Catherine Earnshaw vs. Elizabeth Bennet? Oh, yes.

Posted by: Adrian Liang, Amazon Book Review | Monday March 14, 2016 at 1:42 PM

After reviewing the bracket I'm greatly anticipating the possible match-up of Harry Dresden Vs. Cthulu. It's a Dresden Files book waiting to happen in itself.

Posted by: Thomas Askren | Monday March 14, 2016 at 5:24 PM

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