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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Great Wednesday Compare 2: Robertson Davies VERSUS Tom Wolfe

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Robertson Davies Vs. Aldous Huxley), with a final score of 10-1, was Robertson Davies.

A brave new world, maybe, but not one full of Huxley fans apparently. I quite enjoyed BNW, but, as Nicola pointed out last week, he didn't leave a large or popular bibliography behind. Certainly, he isn't known for any trilogies as is Davies. Incidentally, I've only read one Davies book and I'd choose BNW over Fifth Business, but then, I didn't vote. In any case, Davies is the first three time winner in this round of Wednesday Compares.

This week, it's time to pit white beard against white suit.

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. (July 29th, 2008), and please spread the word!

Who's better?

13 comments:

August said...

Davies again!

Bybee said...

Robertson Davies.

GeraniumCat said...

Davies for me too - I like the Cornish trilogy best.

Melanie said...

Ack! Even though I think Davies is just alright, I do like him a lot better than Tom Wolfe! So, Davies again.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Davies - no question.

Remi said...

Davies. While I liked the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test back in high school, Wolfe really doesn't appeal to me.

pussreboots said...

Tom Wolfe

Lesley said...

Davies, definitely!

Carrie K said...

Aw man! While Tom Wolfe didn't age well with me, there was a time when I devoured his stuff whereas I still love the Robertson Davies books. Hmm.

I vote for Tom Wolfe, just for the dandy white suit (and because he's not getting a lot of votes but in my heart, it's RD.)

Nicola said...

I haven't read Tom Wolfe, though he sure looks like a TV Evangelist in that photo (not that there's anything wrong with that);-)

So Davies again for me!

Chris said...

I'm going to go with the beard again. Davies.

Btw, I've nominated you for an award.

Bookfool said...

Well, I haven't read Davies, yet. But, I will. And, Tom Wolfe drove me nuts. I thought Bonfire of the Vanities was so unbearably predictable and overwrought that I actually flipped to the end, read it, muttered to myself that it was exactly what I expected so why waste the time, and got rid of the book. Davies, by default.

brideofthebookgod said...

Has to be Robertson Davies again