Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #7- Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy VERSUS Roland Deschain

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Hermione Granger VERSUS Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy), with a final score of 5-4 was Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

With a tie last week, the deciding vote comes down to me. It might come as some surprise that I'm voting for an Austen character over a Rowling character. I'm not exactly a fan of Pride and Prejudice. Then again, my appreciation of Rowling is only marginally higher. I've still only read the first three Potter books. But, if I'm being frank here, I'm just tired of Hermione in this contest. Plus, if we're being honest, Austen's legacy is greater. To be fair, no one can say how long into the future Rowling's will last. I suspect Harry, Hermione and Ron will stand the test of time, but this is no time to test. It is time, however, for another competitor...

Moving on. Vote in the comment section below before September 20: Who is the better character?


11 comments:

pinksheepcafe said...

Got to say Fitzwilliam Darcy on this one.

Nicola said...

Finally, someone I know and can vote for!

Roland Deschain!

ps - Thanks for getting rid of Hermione (lol)

Kate said...

Who is Roland Deschain? Having never read (or ever had a desire to read) Steven King, my vote is still going to Mr. Darcy.

(I once named the family kittens Darcy and Lizzy - I was going through a Jane Austen phase that summer. Darcy was a lovely striped tom cat with a purr that sounded like a Mac truck.)

Lahni said...

Mr. Darcy!

Loni said...

I love Roland! I've been reading the Dark Tower series since high school. There are 7 novels, 5 graphic novels with more on the way. I posted just last week about the books being made into 3 movies and a tv series.

Sorry Darcy. Roland Deschain is for me.

Bybee said...

Darcy.

Melwyk said...

Definitely Fitzwilliam Darcy for me.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm being biased, as I stopped reading Stephen King before the Dark Tower books came along, but I'll have to go with the devil I know. Mr Darcy, it is!

pooker said...

Well now, haven't read the Dark Tower series but I judge my men on their mode of transportation and I can quite imagine Roland Deschain on a big horse or motorcycle, so he gets my vote.

Mr. Darcy...I see him on a unicycle and he's sporting a parasol.

Allison said...

I haven't read that King series so I am torn. So I'll have to go with Darcy, just because I've read it.

raidergirl3 said...

I tried to read the Dark Tower series, but it's the only King books I can't get into.

I'll vote for Mr Darcy on this one. (all I can picture when I hear that name is Colin Firth, which makes it even easier to vote for him.)