Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Great Wednesday Compare 3- H. P. Lovecraft VERSUS Judy Blume


The winner of the last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Clive Barker Vs. H. P. Lovecraft) with a final score of 7-4 was H. P. Lovecraft.

Of all the people to lose to, I suspect Barker would have been content with Lovecraft. Quoted as saying that Lovecraft's fiction "is one of the cornerstones of modern horror" it's not hard to see the influence in some of Barker's work (the squid-like "Shu" in Everville could have been miniature versions of Cthulhu). But, for now, history reveres Lovecraft and Barker hasn't seemed to have attained such status as of yet, at least not among my blog readers.

Going in a slightly different direction this week...

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. (Oct. 7th, 2008), and if you want your author to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who's better?

14 comments:

Historia said...

I say Judy Blume. I read some of her books wheh I was a kid.

Chris said...

Hmm...This is hard. Scary vs Banned.

I'll go with Blume.

Btw, I gave you an award.

Melanie said...

Lovecraft! He is a skilled and influential author. While Blume was undeniably influential on the YA field, I don't think her writing is in the same league as Lovecraft.

bookchronicle said...

I have to go with Blume!

Nicola said...

What a very strange combination of authors to go head to head this week!

As previously stated, I've only read a couple of Lovecraft's short stories and they didn't impress me.

I grew up with Judy Blume and read all of her books. Not exactly great literature but she keeps kids coming back for more and she dealt with topics that weren't found in other books at the time.

My vote is for Judy Blume.

Remi said...

Never read either. Consulted a guru. We chanted and burned incense and rattled prayer beads. It was a fun time.

I guess I'll go with Judy Blume.

Carrie K said...

H P Lovecraft. No contest.

BookGal said...

Judy Blume

Bybee said...

Are you there, Judy? It's me, Bybee.

kirbc said...

I realize that it's now Thursday, but there's a great article by Diablo Cody (arguably a Judy Blume for the new millenium). The article (quite appropriately) sings the praises of Ms. Blume:
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20229048,00.html

Kathleen Molloy said...

Blume Blume Blume. I just sent the Super Fudge collection out to Winnipeg for the Birthday Buddies program.

I wonder though, do boys read Blume?

Kathleen Molloy

Carl V. said...

It seems like Blume is going to win but I suspect that has more to do with her being a contemporary author that folks have read. I vote for Lovecraft myself, he is a far more influential author whose work continues to inspire imitators and homages today.

brideofthebookgod said...

Lovecraft all the way

gautami said...

Lovecraft. Can't stand Blume.


Now go: Kill word Verification

*grin*