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Compared to the tempestuous beginning of upsets, blowouts, and close-calls, Round 2 proved to be quite tame. The powerhouse books trampled their competition without much effort. (The lone surprise was that the low-brow favorite Hunt for Red October trouncing the literary champ, Herzog .)

Each of the final sixteen, however, will have a difficult time moving on to the next round. The competition is fierce, with match-ups like The Brothers Karamazov versus Moby-Dick and The Lord of the Rings facing off against Pride and Prejudice .

Will the favored novels make it to the final eight or will one of the underdogs Charlotte’s Web, Wise Blood —slip into the final brackets?

Your vote will decide the outcome, so choose your favorites now.

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