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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #4- Gone With The Wind VERSUS Doctor Zhivago



The winner of the last Great Wednesday Compare ( Island of the Blue Dolphins vs. Gone With The Wind), with a final score of 8-4 was Gone With The Wind.

While I enjoyed Island of the Blue Dolphins, that's about all I remember-- and I read it just less than 2 years ago. So, while I'm glad it got some recognition over the last few Wednesday Compares, I think it's about time it left. It's good, but not 3 challenges in a row good. Just out of curiosity, how many of you also read the sequel?

This week's challenger is another book with a popular movie version. If you're interested in such things, check out the last Saturday Word Play.

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. (Sept 8, 2009), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Which is better?

12 comments:

claire said...

My vote is for Gone with the Wind, but only because I haven't read Dr Zhivago (but I want to!).

Bybee said...

It's going to be difficult to find something that can beat GWTW, which is my choice again this week.

Chris said...

Tough one. I read both and while Dr Z has more substance I suffered through parts of it. I think Scarlett wins it for me.

GWTW!

Isabella said...

Dr Zhivago!!!

Melanie said...

I think it will have to be Dr. Zhivago this week. Oh, those Russians.

Becky said...

Gone With The Wind

Remi said...

I almost read Dr. Z once. I almost say Gone on TV once.

I'm going to have to split my vote, half a point for each.

Remi said...

Oops. Make that I almost saw Gone with the wind once.

gypsysmom said...

Boy, two big books that made an impact on me when I was in high school (many years ago). It's really a tough choice for me but I'm going to go with Dr. Zhivago because we northerners should stick together.

Lit and Life said...

This is a tough one! I'm going to have to go with...GWTW just because I love anything to do with the U.S. Civil War.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Dr Zhivago it is! I would kill for one of those Russian tank commander hats.

C. B. James said...

If you'll count a vote based on the movies which I've seen, since I've not read either....Gone With The Wind. Dr. Zhivago is wonderful, arguably a better movie, but for pure old-fashioned Hollywood epic filmmaking, Gone With the Wind. That darn shot of the Confederate flag flying over the train station filled with wounded soldiers as far as the camera can see gets me every time.