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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- Ann-Marie MacDonald VERSUS Carson McCullers



The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Ann-Marie MacDonald Vs Gabrielle Roy), with a final score of 5-4, was Ann-Marie MacDonald!

Last week's vote once again resulted in a tie, and so I cast the vote for Ann-Marie MacDonald. I had to do so for a couple reasons. One: Ann-Marie has a more varied portfolio; journalist, playwright, and novelist. Two: While I liked Gabrielle Roy's Tin Flute more than MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees, I really didn't enjoy Roy's collection of short stories, Children of My Heart. So, until I read something of MacDonald that I dislike more, my vote will have to go in her favour. By the way, last month I made a comment about not noticing what's on our Canadian money. I even reviewed a book about the carving pictured on the 20 dollar bill. But it was only while writing this post about Gabrielle Roy that I discovered there's a quote from her alongside the carving, "Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts?" Isn't that nice?

Anyway, this week we move out of Canada for the new 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. (Jan 27, 2009), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who is better?

8 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have actually never read Carson McCullers, although I think I may have started The Ballad of the Sad Cafe once. So I will go with MacDonald.

Teddy Rose said...

I've read both and still am standing by Ann-Marie MacDonald!

Kate said...

Sticking with Ann-Marie MacDonald! (There are very few authors out there that could convince me to vote against her.)

Nicola said...

I have only read two McCullers books so far (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Member of the Wedding)but they have made me want to read everything she wrote so my vote goes to Carson McCullers.

Melwyk said...

Definitely Ann-Marie MacDonald for me!

Pooker said...

Carson McCullers. I haven't read her in a long long time, but I remember her books fondly.

Wanda said...

AMM for me!

B.Kienapple said...

I know it's probably not fair to vote since I haven't read anything by MacDonald but hell, I thought The Heart is a Lonely Hunter was chillingly excellent so I'm throwing in my two cents anyway.