Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #4- The Wizard of Oz VERSUS Frankenstein



The winner of the last Great Wednesday Compare ( The Wizard of Oz vs. Atlas Shrugged), with a final score of 8-1 was The Wizard of Oz.

Wow. Not even close, eh? I've never read it, and at over 1300 pages, it's unlikely I'll get to it soon. Plus, from all the synopses I've read, it sounds dreadful. On the other hand, it continues to sell well, and though it was due to a fan campaign, it was #1 among Modern Library Readers choosing the best novel from 1900-1998.(More alarming is the fact that she has 3 others in the list!)

This week we usher in October...

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. (Oct. 6, 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:

Bybee said...

I'm so happy Ayn Rand lost!
I hate that friggin' novel!!!

Let's see this week...I hate to leave Dorothy and the gang (and Toto, too), but I have always thought Mary Shelley was cool. Her mom was Mary Wollstonecraft, who wrote one of the greatest essays in the English language. Furthermore, and more to the point, when Mary Shelley was just a teenager, she kicked Lord Byron's and Percy Bysshe Shelley's respective a.. butts in a ghost-story writing contest which produced the book I'm voting for this week: Frankenstein. Go, Mary!

Corey Redekop said...

I'll have to take the monster on this one.

Isabella said...

Frankenstein!

Loni said...

I love Frankenstein!

Chris said...

Be my Frankenstein- a little Alice Cooper for you. Mary Shelley all the way!

Chris said...

Oops Feed My Frankenstein. It's been awhile. I'm not such a metal chick anymore.

raidergirl3 said...

Frankenstein, with its different narrators, always reminds me of [{(x)}].

One of the better classics, that lives up to the legend, but not at all like the movie depictions.

I vote for Frankenstein (but The Wizard of Oz is also a classic that stands up really well, and it suitable and readable for children. I wish I could vote for both.)

Nicola said...

Well, I only vote for the Wizard because you left me no choice, John. But this time I'm wholeheartedly behind my vote .... Frankenstein!

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