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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- Chuck Palahniuk VRESUS Miriam Toews



The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Chuck Palahniuk Vs Don Delillo), with a final score of 3-2, was Chuck Palahniuk!

Not an overwhelming response last week.

Perhaps you're like me and simply haven't read any Delillo yet. I've wanted to for some time, though. Over two years ago I posted 20 books I should have read but hadn't, and it included Delillo's White Noise. While I have managed to knock 5 off that list, White Noise isn't one of them. (Interestingly, I haven't read any Palahniuk either and if I was to update that list, I'd certainly add him.) For now, we move on...

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. (Nov. 24, 2009), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who is better?

9 comments:

Nicola said...

Since I highly dislike Chuck and I haven't read any Miriam Toews I should probably not vote. But I'm going to because I have "The Flying Troutmans" on my list of books to read next month. So my vote goes to Toews because I *want* to read her.

Kate said...

I haven't read anything by Palahniuk, but I love Miriam Toews (especially The Flying Troutmans), so my vote is going to her.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Miriam Toews! A Complicated Kindness is one of my favourite books. Ever.

Loni said...

A Complicated Kindness was amazing!! Miriam Toews, please.

Pooker said...

Miriam Toews! I've never met her but the Miriam Toews who writes is one of my best friends.

raidergirl3 said...

I'll throw a vote for Chuck again.

I'm split on Toews - I've enjoyed one (a boy of good breeding) but was underwhelmed and depressed after A Complicated Kindness.

Corey Redekop said...

Well, Miriam is a friend of mine, and bias be damned!

Vote: Toews

gypsysmom said...

I'll vote for Miriam Toews although I haven't read any Chuck Palahnuik. I'm with raidergirl about A Complicated Kindness but I really loved The Flying Troutmans.

Bybee said...

M.T.
I want to read The Flying Troutmans also. Enjoyed ACK.