Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #4- Frankenstein VERSUS The Shining



The winner of the last Great Wednesday Compare ( Frankenstein vs. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), with a final score of 7-1 was Frankenstein.

Frankie can relax another week. I've not read nor seen Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde except for spoofs in cartoons. Seems like an interesting premise at least. Speaking of movies, did you see Mary Reilly, the Julia Roberts/ John Malkovich movie where Jekyll's servant is the focal point? I'd completely forgotten about it until this post. Maybe I should rent it for Halloween. Is it any good? I can't say this trailer does anything for me...



Keeping with our creepy theme...

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. 20, 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:

Allison said...

Although I am tempted to switch my vote for King, I'll stick with Frankenstein for another week here!

Remi said...

"I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami. You can't sell it as caviar." Stephen King.

I guess that makes me a salami reader.

Corey Redekop said...

Yeesh, what a choice. But, since I've read The Shining, like, ten times, I'll vote for King.

Loni said...

I've read some King, but not The Shining. Frankenstein still gets my vote!

Nicola said...

I haven't seen the Mary Reilly movie as I can't stand Julia Roberts but I loved the book the movie was based on.

No brainer here, my vote goes to The King with The Shining!

Becky said...

Frankenstein

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm backing The Shining. Like Remi, I enjoy some good salami every now and then.

I have seen Mary Reilly and it is infinitely forgettable. DOn't bother with it.

Chris said...

Tough one. The Shining was so creepy but I'll always think of Jack, the elevator of blood & those weird twins from the movie. It's hard to separate the two.

I'll go with Frankenstein.

Gavin said...

I love early King but I have to stick with the classic. Frankenstein.

Lisa said...

Much as I liked The Shining, I've got to go with Frankenstein.

Stephanie said...

To me, Stephen King IS classic!! Love him or hate him, The Shining is fantastic. My vote goes to Uncle Steve!!

Bybee said...

My fondness for Uncle Stevie transcends my admiration for Mary Shelley.

Melanie said...

Frankenstein again for me. I love how there is more to it than just the monster!