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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Great Wednesday Compare 2: Alice Munro VERSUS Lewis Carroll

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Alice Munro Vs. O. Henry), with a final score of 6-3, was Alice Munro. (However, there are hints that O. Henry will pressure Munro into putting him on the ticket as her V.P.)

While Melanie said last week that she tries her best to avoid O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi" I look forward to reading it again this Christmas. For me, it's up there with "Twas The Night Before Christmas." After reading the Wikipedia article about him, it seems that many of his stories had surprise twists at the end, and I suppose that could get tiresome, or even hokey, after a while, but I haven't read anything else by him that I remember. He still would have gotten my vote last week solely on "Gift of the Magi" but since I don't have a great familiarity with his work, I'm not all that torn up about the results.

Moving on to this week's contender (and yet another nom de plume), it's Lewis Carroll against Alice.

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. (June 10th, 2008), and please spread the word! (Please note that while the voting will end as scheduled, I will be in Yellowknife that week and so the next Wednesday Compare may or may not be delayed depending on my Internet access.)

Who's better?

14 comments:

Remi said...

Munro again. I'm reading Runaway right now and loving it.

Becky said...

Lewis Carroll.

kookiejar said...

There is NO question in my mind this time.

Carroll. His influence on pop culture is far reaching, world wide and eternal.

Carrie K said...

Lewis Carroll. (I hear O. Henry wants to be asked but will decline.)

Allison said...

Lewis Carroll!

Sam Houston said...

Lewis Carroll. Alice in Wonderland will live forever, I suspect, and that's something that is seldom achieved.

Bybee said...

Lewis Carroll, for the reasons Kookiejar mentioned.

What a strange match-up.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Alice Munro. Didn't even have to think twice.

Susan said...

Lewis Carroll. sorry, Alice M, but Alice in Wonderland is simply the best!!

pussreboots said...

Lewis Carroll.

pooker said...

Alice Munro. The other Alice gave me the creeps as a child.

Nicole said...

Lewis Carroll. Oh my gosh, LEWIS CARROLL!

Anyone who can create a character like the Cheshire Cat deserves my vote!

gautami tripathy said...

Lewis Carroll

John Mutford said...

Voting is now closed.