Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- Chuck Palahniuk VERSUS Don Delillo

The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Chuck Palahniuk Vs Douglas Adams), with a final score of 4-3, was Chuck Palahniuk!

Given the difficulty most people seemed to have deciding between the two, I'm really not surprised to find the results so close. I've read neither, but I at least saw the movie Fight Club. My only knowledge of Douglas Adams is that my old university roommate used to be into his Hitchhiker books. Other than that, I get Douglas Adams mixed up with the guy who played Maxwell Smart.

This week's contenders...

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Which is better?


Stephanie said...

Totally Chuck Palahniuk. I think he's a genius!!

Corey said...

I like Palahniuk, but he's inconsistent, and getting repetitive. And hardly anyone has ever written anything as beautiful as the opening section of DeLillo's UNDERWORLD. And the rest of that novel ain't shabby, neither.

Vote: DeLillo.

Nikki in Niagara said...

I'm refraining from voting this week since I found my small sampling of Palahniuk disgusting and have never heard of Delillo. His write-up on wiki doesn't make me want to read him him neither.

raidergirl3 said...

The first rule of the Great Wednesday Compare is we don't talk about the Great Wednesday Compare.

vote: Palahniuk

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You will be relieved to know I can make up my mind this week. I don't Delillo and find Palahniuk fascinating. Palahniuk it is!

Isabella K said...


I think when you're pitting writer against writer, it should be their body of work being considered, so I'm a little miffed that Palahniuk won last week on the strength of Fight Club. Adams made important contributions to Doctor Who, environmentalism, and video gaming.

I'd vote Adams over Delillo as well, but at least based on the handful of Delillo I've read, I can say he's compelling and socially relevant, and for him to make me want to read 100 pages about a baseball game, all the while on the adge of my seat, is a miraculous feat.