Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Dynamic Duos

8 Mar

Partners in crime, BBF’s, or power couples – here is my Top Ten!

1. Romeo Capulet and Mercutio – Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Their ‘bromance’ lasted to the end, when Mercutio is unceremoniously slain by Tybalt and dies in Romeo’s arms.

2. Inigo Montoya and Fezzik – The Princess Bride by William Golding

An unusual pairing, they make for great partners in crime and adventure.

3.Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty – On the Road by Jack Kerouac

My favourite dynamic duo in one of my fave books ever, they traverse 1950’s America, living the epitome of the Beat movement.

4. Perry Smith and Richard Hickock- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

These partners in crime committed one of the most atrocious murders in Arkansas, Texas, and by writing about the murder of the Clutter family, Truman Capote spawned the famous non-fiction novel genre.

5. Raoul Duke and Dr Gonzo – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Driving to Las Vegas in a stupor of alcohol, drugs, and sheer dumb luck, this dynamic duo and partners in crime are unforgettable.

6. Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee – The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

As with Romeo and Mercutio, their ‘bromance’ also lasts the distance in a very different kind of way – through battles, adventure, and destroying that ring, their friendship remains strong despite all the adversity and trials it endures.

7. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley – HP series by J.K Rowling

Their friendship lasted through 7 series of books, and at the end of the last book, we are told, way into adult life as well. Like Froddo and Sam, these two were made for each other.

8. Mad Hatter and the March Hare – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Just as insane and delirious as the other, this dynamic duo suit each other to a T.

9. Mole and Ratty – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

Possibly two of my fave literary characters, these two share a special connection, and have wonderful adventures together by the river bank, seeing the big wide world, and attempting to stop Toad from getting into trouble.

10. Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings – Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie

Captain Hastings is to Poirot who Watson is to Sherlock Holmes. While he did not feature heavily in the Agatha Christie books, it is obvious he and Poirot shared a special bond, with Hastings helping to solve many a case, and lending a hand when needed.


3 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Dynamic Duos”

  1. Christina/Book Addict March 9, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    Great list! I loved that you included Romeo and Mercutio instead of R&J….fantastic idea as they did have a “bromance” like you said! LOL. Thanks for visiting my list.

  2. gautami tripathy March 9, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    I know only 7, 8 and 10!

    Here is my Top Ten Picks post!

  3. Alex L. March 10, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    Cliches well avoided (no matter how much it pained me to see Watson and the good detective shunted aside in favor of their younger colleagues)! Sal and Dean are indeed a great dynamic duo – that scene at the end of On the Road where they’re dancing their asses off at the rural Mexican night club is permanently etched in my mind, a symbol for the love of life.

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