inBlogs: Best Novel of All Time – Vote!
Huffington Post is letting its readers decide on the best novel of all time through the power of voting. Check out the explanation below and cast your votes…if you can! We can’t wait to see how these results match up with the Literary March Madness bracket we featured back in April.
From Huffington Post: The Best Novel of All Time? It’s an impossible statement of course, but while we wait for the big titles of the fall to hit, and everyone is talking about voting on a bigger scale, we thought it would be a good opportunity to argue over some truly great books.
We scoured “Best of” lists from the past 10 years, and compiled a top 15 of incredible reads (we chose the ones that appeared the most number of times across the lists), with the final slot filled by our readers. Our only rules were that we were judging books either written in, or widely translated into the English language, and no more than one novel per author. A randomizing magic hat did the rest of the work.
So here is our first round of voting. The below graphic might be a little hard to see – click here for a larger version – but the voting should be pretty straightforward underneath.
Votes close at 9am EST on Wednesday. There are some HORRIBLE choices to make in this first round. “Gatsby” or “Mockingbird”? “Solomon” or “Bovary”? “Emma” or “Solitude”? You have to choose! Why? Because we say so. There can be only one winner, so help decide who makes it through to the next round of entirely spurious Novel Madness.
Here are the match-ups for the first round. Go to Huffington Post to cast your votes!
The Great Gatsby vs To Kill A Mockingbird
One Hundred Years Of Solitude vs Emma
To The Lighthouse vs Crime and Punishment
Ulysses vs Invisible Man
Lolita vs Great Expectations
Song of Solomon vs Madame Bovary
Things Fall Apart vs War and Peace
Middlemarch vs Moby Dick