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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #4- Gone With The Wind VERSUS The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime



The winner of the last Great Wednesday Compare ( Island of the Blue Dolphins vs. Gone With The Wind), with a final score of 6.5-4.5 was Gone With The Wind.

Another close match, but again GWTW comes out on top in the GWC. In regards to Dr. Zhivago, I haven't seen the movie, nor read the book. I made the mistake of reading Pasternak's The Last Summer a couple years back, and though it's probably not fair to judge a writer on a single book, I doubt if I'll ever bother making it around to Dr. Zhivago. For the most part, I do like Russian lit though.

This week we get our newest contender.

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 15, 2009), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Which is better?

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Much as I liked Curious Incident, I'm going to have to go with GWTW.

Tara Muise said...

although GWTW may be a classic, i found curious incident far more interesting.

tara

Kate said...

As I mentioned before, I was bored silly by GWTW, so my vote is going to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, a book that I actually enjoyed!

Bybee said...

As God is my witness, I'll never vote against GWTW!

Becky said...

gone with the wind

Isabella said...

I think the Curious Incident is one of the biggest pieces of overrated **** I ever read and no one will remember it a decade from now (let alone a century), and I feel so strongly about this that I will cast my vote in favour of GWTW even though I've never read it and I have never had any particular desire to read it.

claire said...

While I enjoyed The Curious Incident, it wasn't like the best book in the world. GWTW, however, encompasses so many things (history, for one). So my vote definitely goes to Gone with the Wind.

Lesley said...

Hmm, I don't really think you CAN compare them, but like some of the others have said, although I really enjoyed Curious, I don't think it stacks up against GWTW, so Gone with the Wind gets my vote (and I haven't even read the book yet, does that discount my vote?)

raidergirl3 said...

I love how we can vote on whatever criteria we chose. Bybee cracks me up.
I'm voting for the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime because I've read it. I wish is could be known by its initials like GWTW. Maybe someday.

Remi said...

The Curious Incident for sure. It was such a good read.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Definitely voting for TCIOTDITN! I found it utterly refreshing and feel like rereading it now, actually.

Melanie said...

GWTW. I wasn't fond of the other one, but Scarlett will live forever! ;)

Nicola said...

I haven't read Curious Incident, though I'd like to as I have Asperger's. But even if I had read it, I doubt it's anywhere near a classic as GWTW. So my vote stays with GWTW.