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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- Joseph Boyden VERSUS David Adams Richards



The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Ann-Marie MacDonald Vs Joseph Boyden), with a final score of 6-4, was Joseph Boyden!

This week we bid farewell to Ann-Marie MacDonald. I thought for a second, with 4 consecutive wins to her credit, she was going to take the whole shebang. She certainly has a lot going for her, doesn't she? I remember when I first read Fall On Your Knees. I'd known her as an actress and a journalist, then someone pointed out she was also a playwright and I believe she's a falconer, a feng shui master, and details vintage cars as well. Is there anything that woman can't do? I really didn't want to like her book. But gosh darn it all, it was great. A truly wonderfully written book. She's a lot for an insecure person to take.

But ha ha! The laugh is on her. Her career has surely careened to a halt with this latest blow. How can a writer recover from a devastating Great Wednesday Compare loss? I suspect she'll do what previous losers have done and pretend she hasn't even heard of my blog or the GWC. "The Great Wednesday Compare? What's that? Shouldn't it be 'Comparison'?" Nice try, MacDonald, but no swipes at my grammar will deflect from your loss. (And just wait to Oprah hears about it.)

Well. Glad that's out of my system.

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. (Feb 9, 2010), 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:

Kate said...

Joseph Boyden for me this week!

raidergirl3 said...

David Adams Richards for me. I've read his fiction (Mercy Among the Children), short stories (The Christmas Tree) and nonfiction (Hockey Dreams)
Great storytelling and writing.

gypsysmom said...

Joseph Boyden again. The reason is that when I finished reading Three Day Road I could hardly wait to start Through Black Spruce. Although I think David Adams Richards is a great writer I have never finished one of his books and thought "Got to get the next one". Usually my thoughts have been "Now on to something light and simple."

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Gonna have to go with Richards on this one.

Scrat said...

I am going to stick with Joseph Boyden again...although I thoroughly enjoyed David Adam Richards Lost Highway....Tough choice again this week...

Sandra said...

This is so unfair. I have only read one novel by each of them, Through Black Spruce and Mercy Among the Children. I view them both as top drawer reads. How does one decide? By the smallest margin my vote goes to Richards. They are getting tougher, John.:)

B.Kienapple said...

Joseph! I've never read David Adams Richards. And you know what, I'm not gunning to either.

Wanda said...

Because I haven't read Boyden yet and because I have enjoyed the five D.A.R's books that I did read, my vote goes to David Adams Richards.