Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #4: Frankenstein VERSUS The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The winner of the last Great Wednesday Compare ( The Wizard of Oz vs. Frankenstein), with a final score of 7-0 was Frankenstein.

Don't look behind the curtain or you might just see an old wizard crying. A shut-out? That was unexpected, I must say. I still respect L. Frank Baum's creations, though. Before him, fantasy literature remained largely in the pens of British authors. At least, I think so-- can you think of popular American fantasy authors that predate Baum?

And while you're thinking on that, don't forget to vote on this week's challenge. Halloween is just around the corner, you know.

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. 13, 2009), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Which is better?


Allison said...


One of my all time favourites. I'm glad it beat out the wizard.

Chrisbookarama said...

I've read them both and Frankenstein is better.

Sticking with my girl Mary.

Corey said...

Ooch, tough. Frankenstein.

Nikki in Niagara said...

I'm going with the good Dr Jekyll and his Mr. Hyde. This book (or is it a novellette) truly freaked me out when I read it as a child. Frankenstein was a bit over my head the first time around, but I've gone on to read them both several times and RLS is always an old favourite of mine.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

At the risk of contributing to another shut out, I'm giving the thumbs up to Frankenstein.

Loni said...

I've read and loved both books... It's the one time I wish I could vote for both. I think I'll stick with Frankenstein.

raidergirl3 said...

I usually like to vote for the underdog, but having actually read both! I'll have to say Frankenstein. It surprised me most from what I expected. I think J&H would have been so creepy in its day, but the story is so well known, it doesn't have the same impact today.

Rosemary Brennan said...

Frankenstein for sure.