Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare 4- Frankenstein VERSUS Dracula

The winner of the last Great Wednesday Compare ( Frankenstein vs. The Shining), with a final score of 7-6 was Frankenstein.

Well. The Shining put up much more of a fight than I'd expected. I was a huge fan of Stephen King in my high school years. At one point I'd even caught up and actually waited for a new release. He's by far the author that I've read the most. However, I haven't read him in years, the last one was before I began this blog way back in '05. I'm no longer the fan I once was and there's probably more than a dozen I've not gotten to, two of which are sitting on my shelf.

Though horror fiction was one of my first loves, few books actually scared me. I remember The Shining as an exception to that. I'm not so sure it still would but at least it proved to me that it was possible.

Before moving on to this week's little known contender, a comment about the original movie version of the Shining. I know we're all supposed to bow in the presence of Stanley Kubrick and I know Jack Nicholson is a great actor, but I really didn't like the movie. Maybe it was Shelley Duvall's horrible performance, I'm not sure. I'm also not sure I should admit this, but I actually found the TV miniseries version starring (gasp!) Steven Weber of (gasp!) Wings to be a better adaptation of the book. But in hindsight, actually in YouTube sight, both look bad in their own ways.

Moving on to this week's sucky 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. (Oct. 27, 2009), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Which is better?


Corey said...

Dracula has always been a sore spot with me - a dull, flavourless bore, and the Bela Lugosi movie equally unimpressive. But Frankenstein? Poetry.

One vote for Shelley.

Chrisbookarama said...

Frankenstein vs Dracula. Where are Abbott and Costello?

That "Shining" trailer makes it look like a completely different movie. So funny!

Anyway, I think I'll stick with Frankenstein.

Nikki in Niagara said...

Dracula for me! I vividly remember reading that the first time around 12/13.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Dracula has better fashion sense, hence gets my vote.

Lisa said...

It's Dracula for me!

Stephanie said...

Mostly definitely Dracula.

Loni said...

I'm sticking with Frankenstein.

Becky said...


Melwyk said...

I'm going to vote for Frankenstein again - love Shelley's vision.