Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #3- A.A. Milne VERSUS Jules Verne

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (A.A. Milne Vs. J.M. Barrie) with a final score of 6-3 was A.A. Milne.

Saying good-bye to the man behind Peter Pan, I'm a little surprised at the number of people last week who compared the book to the Disney film. Not that such a comparison isn't appropriate, but in the three earlier weeks featuring Milne, Disney had hardly even been mentioned. Surely Disney is partly responsible for Pooh's longevity too, wouldn't you say?

Anyway, I don't have much of an opinion on J.M. Barrie. I didn't read Peter Pan or even hear of Window in Thrums-- thanks for pointing that one out last week! I barely remember the movie. I remember a statue of Peter Pan in St. John's' Bowring Park, but that's about it.

This week, we move on to an author I have read.

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. (May 5th, 2009), and if you want your author to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who's better?


Nicola said...

Well, my vote finally shifts away from Milne. As a teenager I read every one of Verne's popular and a few of his not so popular books (any that my library had anyway). I think Around the World ... is my favourite.

My vote goes to Jules Verne.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This is a tough one, but out of nostalgia, I am sticking with Milne.

Becky said...

Milne. I have read Journey to the Center of the Earth, but I found it very dry!

Isabella said...

Jules Verne — what the writing lacks is made up for in imagination.

Anonymous said...

Pooh! For the Canadian connection.

Kate said...

I'm going to have to stick with Milne.

Bybee said...

I'm going to stay with Milne.