Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #4- One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest VERSUS The Alchemist



The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare ( Catch-22 vs. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), with a final score of 10-2 was One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Saying goodbye to Catch-22 this week, it won't be the last time mentioned on this blog. Almost 2 years ago I posted about the top 20 glaring omissions in my "have read" list. I've only knocked off five of those books yet, and I'm working on my sixth. Still, sitting there at number five is Catch-22. Reading the glowing comments about that book especially 2 week's ago (well, mostly glowing), I hope to read that one before the year's out.

This week we change gears slightly.

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. (June 23rd, 2009), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Which is better?

9 comments:

Nicola said...

Cuckoo's Nest again for me!

Corey Redekop said...
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Corey Redekop said...

OK, I'm upset that Catch-22 garnered so few votes, although Cookoo's Nest is a damn fine work. But The Alchemist? Seriously? Why not put it up against The Secret, and get it over with. I hate this new-agey crap. And Coelho is one of the worst of the bunch. He can't even write, it's horrible! My eyes!

Vote: One for Nest.

Carrie K said...

Somehow I guessed Corey was for The Cuckoo's Nest.

Ditto. Not that I've read The Alchemist.

Remi said...

Ya, what he said. Actually, I don't think there's a book out there that could sway me from supporting Kesey's masterpiece.

Well, ok, I guess there's some Steinbeck or Hemingway or Richler that would sway me but they aren't on offer so Kesey is safe for now.

Teddy Rose said...

I didn't care for The Alchemist at all. I just can't get into his books. I'm going with Cuckoo's Nest!

Kate said...

The Alchemist is a load of self-serving dogmatic **** (in my humble opinion). Thus, Cuckoo's Nest.

Stephanie said...

Cuckoo's Nest again. GREAT book (though I actually did like The Alchemist. Don't shoot me!)

Gavin said...

Cuckoo's Nest! No way can The Alchemist even come close. It's nothing more then a marketing gimmick!