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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?

7 comments:

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.
-Myshkin.

Kate said...

I'm going to have to stick with Milne.

Bybee said...

I'm going to stay with Milne.