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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Great Wednesday Compare 2: Roald Dahl VERSUS Rudyard Kipling

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (F. Scott Fitzgerald Vs. Roald Dahl), with a final score of 21.5- 5.5, was Roald Dahl.

I can honestly say I had no idea Dahl was that popular! That's the largest margin of votes we've had in some time. And though I've read very little by both, I'd have gone against Fitzgerald too. Having only read The Great Gatsby, I remember it as being boring and of a world and time I had no interest in, like watching an episode of Dallas without the nostalgia of being at my grandmother's. In Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi has her students put the book on trial for its supposed immorality. Too bad it wasn't tried for being dull. Of course, some of you seemed to have enjoyed it and so I won't continue to insult it. To each their own.

We move on...

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. (April 15, 2008), and please spread the word!

Who's better?


8 comments:

kookiejar said...

Slightly tougher than last week, but because of the dark and weird turn on Dahl's work, I'm leaning toward him.

Yeah, Dahl.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm still going with Dahl, although the Jungle Book had some pretty great songs in it.

raych said...

Ah jeez, I have to choose between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Jungle Book? Erm...Dahl. But it's tough.

pussreboots said...

I'm going with Kipling. My opinion of Dahl's writing hasn't improved in the last week. Plus Kipling is one of my favorite authors.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

This is tough, oh best beloved, but even considering the genius of Just So Stories, and the Cat who Walked By Herself, and the Elephant's Child...wait...um, crap. I LOVED the Dahl stories, loved them, was totally going to vote for them,, but I may have just talked myself into a vote for Kipling.

Can my daughter vote too? She LOVES all things Dahl, and as a 12 year old, she should know. ;)

Bybee said...

Nothing can sway me from Roald Dahl. Was Kipling the one who wrote the story about the mongoose fighting the cobra? I did like that story, but still...Dahl.

raidergirl3 said...

If Kipling had written the book and songs that Disney produced, it might be a tougher decision. I was singing Teh Bare Neccessities in the can just yesterday. But Dahl's book's whether tim Burton makes the movie or not.

Roald Dahl!

Nicole said...

I just realized that I hadn't voted yet.

Still Dahl. I wavered, because I have loved some of Kipling's poetry; but Dahl is just such an amazing writer.