Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #3- Gabriel García Márquez VERSUS José Saramago


The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (John Updike Vs. Gabriel García Márquez) with a final score of 6-0 was Gabriel García Márquez.

The first shut-out in a while. It makes me question the previous week's results when Updike beat Wilde. Perhaps some sympathy came in to play? Perhaps some people were merely sick of Wilde? In any case, I've only read one thing by Updike: his short story "A & P," which I reviewed here a few weeks ago. It was fine, but certainly not enough for me to judge how a feel about him as an author.

Moving on.

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Who's better?

8 comments:

August said...

Saramago. As much as I love Marquez, I don't know where I'd be without Blindness or All The Names.

Melanie said...

Both so great...but I love Saramago. I'll vote for him this week.

Anonymous said...

abstaining this week... never read either...
...will vote for Cervantes next week, perhaps.
-Myshkin.

loudsolitude said...

Saramago!

claire said...

Oh no, John! How could you do this???? Seriously, can I vote for both? I love them both so much it would break my heart to choose just one..

Nicola said...

John, John, John .... you keep picking people I haven't read!

I'm just going to put my vote in for Marquez becasue of his hat!

fleurfisher said...

Tricky, but I think Saramango!

Kate said...

I'm going to go with Marquez, but this is the hardest one yet!