Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare ( Catch-22 vs. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), with a final score of 8-0 was One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Yeesh. It's a good thing Paul Coelho knows the secret to inner peace, otherwise he'd be crying hysterically over last week's shut out and nasty comments. What's that you say? Coelho doesn't read my blog? That's okay, after the Alchemist, I won't be reading any more of his books either. I have to hand it to Stephanie though. While she voted for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest last week, she was brave enough to admit liking The Alchemist. It's not easy to admit to liking something when everyone around you is ridiculing it. She certainly wouldn't have to look far to find another fan. Apparently The Alchemist is one of the best selling books of all time.

Speaking of time, this week we go back many, many years ago.

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. (July 7th, 2009), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Which is better?


Remi said...

Kesey again.

Nikki in Niagara said...

You know what? I'm actually going to go with Robinson Crusoe. Though I'll guess many people won't go with it.

I read it a couple a decades ago so can't comment much but I don't usually like anything written pre 1850s (I'm so *not* into Jane Austen) and I found Crusoe an easy read and really enjoyed it. My guess is I was early 20s when I read it and I'm glad to have done so.

It's considered the first English novel, isn't it? Not too bad when people are still reading it almost 300 years later.

Nikki in Niagara said...

PS - ya know John. I actually look forward to these Wed. posts! LOL

claire said...

This might not be fair because I haven't read Kesey, but I really absolutely loved Robinson Crusoe so I'm voting for it.

Anyway, John, I finished the Canadian Book Challenge. My list is here. Yay!

raidergirl3 said...

I'll vote for Robinson Crusoe as well. I read it a few years ago and it held up pretty good for such an old book.

Melwyk said...

Definitely Robinson Crusoe for me. It has proved its staying power, and I find it fascinating that Defoe was playing with ideas of fiction/nonfiction even back then.

Nikki in Niagara said...

Just had to pop back in again and say I can't believe all the votes for Crusoe so far. Yeah! I thought it wouldn't get many as most people I know who've read it hated it. I'm hangin' out with the wrong people!

John Mutford said...

Deadline for voting extended to July 7th.

Sandra said...

My vote is for Robinson Crusoe.