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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

the Great Wednesday Compare #7- Hermione Granger VERSUS Fitzwilliam Darcy

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Hermione Granger VERSUS Robert Langdon), with a final score of 9-0 was Hermione Granger.

I wonder if Dan Brown fans are also into Celine Dion. The Da Vinci Code has sold over 80 million copies. Celine Dion has over 175 million dollars in album sales. And yet I've never met a Dan Brown fan or a Celine Dion fan. That's a lot of people not to have met at least one. Then again, maybe such people belong to another dimension and I lack the sensory organs to be aware of their presence.

I thought that maybe one Brown fan might grace our presence last week. Langdon was, afterall, the main character of his novels, while Hermione was always a sidekick. That's got to count for something, right? Apparently not. Or perhaps there was a conspiracy afoot...

Moving on. Vote in the comment section below before September 13: Who is the better character?


9 comments:

pinksheepcafe said...

Hermione...hands down!!

Chris said...

Oh Mr Darcy!

Kate said...

I'm going to have to vote for Mr. Darcy. I can imagine a world without the Harry Potter books (I found them to be very forgettable after finishing the last page of each) but can't imagine a world without P&P!

Nicola said...

You're losing me John! I'm not a Jane Austen fan.

The name did ring a bell but I couldn't place it and had to click the link again. Abstaining once more. But I'm going to bet Darcy wins since everyone thinks Jane is so cool and Harry Potter is getting a bit passe.

Loni said...

You can read a book and not be a "fan" of the author, right? I've read Da Vinci Code and thought it was pretty good, but it didn't make me want to buy all Dan Brown's other books. After reading the first Harry Potter book, I had to read all of them. Now, I look forward to whatever J.K. Rowling's new project is.

This week's a more difficult fight. Both are great characters, but I think I'm going to have to go with Hermione again!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hermione is great, and Mr Darcy is a bit of a pain, so naturally I am leaning toward Hermione yet again. Unless we are talking about Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, then all bets are off.

Melwyk said...

As immortal characters, definitely Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Bybee said...

I like Darcy better and better each time I read P&P, and then there's that Colin Firth thing going on...gotta go with Darcy.

Brian Henry said...

Now this is a tough one.

I'm with Kate - I can imagine the world without Hermione, but not a world without Darcy - but only because P&P would have to disappear with him.

Darcy himself, I've never much liked. And how can you help but like Hermione?

So I guess it's Hermione again.

But it's really an apples and oranges choice. If Hermione expells Darcy, I still think you should put her up against Madeline or maybe Eloise...