Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Great Wednesday Compare #3- Pierre Berton VERSUS Robert W. Service

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Pierre Berton Vs. Will Ferguson) with a final score of 7-0 was Pierre Berton.

Our second shut-out of the season.

I'd suspected that someone so honourably in search of the elusive Canadian identity, with titles such as How To Be A Canadian and Why I Hate Canadians would have had more of his share of fans amongst my Canuck readers. But, while Ferguson even won the Pierre Berton Award from the Canada's National History Society, it looks like he hasn't filled Mr. Berton's shoes just yet.

This week we not only stay in Canada, but we even narrow it down to the Yukon.

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. (Dec. 23rd, 2008), and if you want your author to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who's better?


raidergirl3 said...

I love poems that tell a story, so I'll vote for Robert Service this week.

Anonymous said...

Robert Service.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This one is really hard! I feel a loyalty to Berton, but Service's poems are some of the only ones I can actually recite.

Coin toss ... Berton.

Remi said...

My father knew a guy up north who, whenever he got well into his cups, broke into a tearful recitation of The Cremation of Sam McGee. It was the only poem he ever knew.

For that reason alone, I go with Service.

Francesca Thomas said...

Did you know that Berton's mother actualy KNEW Robert Service. I have never read any of Robert Service's poems - and I do not like poems either - so I am voting for Pierre Berton - again.

Nikki in Niagara said...

Looks like Service will probably win this time around but my vote is still going with Pierre Berton.

I like Service's two popular poems but am not a poem loving person so much prefer Berton's books.

Melwyk said...

It's almost impossible to choose between these two. After long deliberation I've decided to go with Service -- his poetry is so much fun to recite.

Anonymous said...

Pierre Berton, again.
I was forced to memorize Robert Service in grade school - making him an enemy for life.