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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Great Wednesday Compare 2: Jack London VERSUS Terry Pratchett

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Farley Mowat vs. Jack London), with a final score of 11-6, was Jack London.

First off, sorry about the lack of postings recently. I'm visiting family in Newfoundland right now and I'm pretty exhausted from traveling. Plus, sometimes blogging plays second fiddle.

So, this week's will be short. Just a quick last word on Mowat though, I agree with the comment last week that it was pretty bold of him to downplay the importance of facts when it comes to a good story. I can even respect such a stance except that I believe it carried over into his supposedly non-fiction books as well. That, I think, is crossing a line.

Remember, vote simply by adding your comment below, base it on whatever merit you choose, voting does not end until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. (Feb 26, 2008), and please spread the word!

Who's better?





14 comments:

Chris said...

I wondered where you were. I'm opting out of the vote this week. Haven't read either.

Remi said...

I'll have to answer the Call of the Wild and throw my lot in with Mr. London.

Rob Hardy said...

I haven't read any Terry Pratchett myself, but anything that my teenage son will read and enjoy has my endorsement. Terry Pratchett announced last year that he has early-onset Alzheimer's, which is very sad news for his zillions of fans.

kookiejar said...

I just finished my first Pratchett novel and I can fully endorse him!

Nicola said...

Terry Pratchett.

pussreboots said...

Terry Pratchett. Happy traveling.

Bookfool said...

Oh, heck. I like both of them for completely different reasons. I'm going to say London, though, merely because I was completely carried away by the stories I read by him, a couple of weeks ago. I am ducking so that Kookie won't hit me.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Ditto what Rob Hardy said, except substitute daughter for son. Well, that and the fact that my daughter does read a lot of books. But the point is, Terry Pratchett got a huge thumbs up from her and I am intending to add one of his books to my spring reading challenge list.

Bybee said...

I can't vote this week because I've never read Terry Pratchett. Gotta fix that...

Laila said...

The Call of the Wild fascinated me as an 8th grader, but Terry Pratchett's Discworld continues to fascinate me ... so I vote Terry Pratchett.

Incidentally, some of you might want to point the Discworld fans among your brood towards this Discworld fan site (www.FromRimToHub.com). There's a TV movie coming out based on the first two books that should interest them, especially if they live in the U.K. where it gets broadcast next month.

Sam Houston said...

I'll have to vote for London despite my sympathy for Mr. Pratchett's situation...that breaks my heart.

GeraniumCat said...

Easy, Pratchett! The earlier books are relatively slight, but he gets better and better. AS Byatt says he can be accused of writing Literature.

Stephanie said...

FINALLY!! A week I can vote!! I've been bowing out because I hadn't read most of the authors.

This week is easy. Terry Pratchett. Although it's really kind of hard to compare at all. They are 2 completely different kinds of writers.

John Mutford said...

Voting is now closed.