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And then there were two.

The match-up we’ve seen coming/lamenting/dreading has finally arrived.

Austen vs. Tolkien. Mr. Darcy vs. Gandalf. Elizabeth Bennet vs. Bilbo Baggins.

Many people (including me) have questioned how The Hobbit made it to the final round. Does it really deserve to be in the final round? (The answer is no.) And while I don’t want to influence anyone’s vote, I think you Tolkien fanboys should keep in mind that if Pride and Prejudice loses there is going to be a riot. Just saying.

But no matter what the outcome there is one thing we can count on: No Tolkien next tournament. (Sorry, the final round Brothers Karamzov vs. The Silmarillion match-up that some of you have been hoping for ain’t gonna happen.)

Vote now. Vote responsibly. Vote no hobbit.

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