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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- Louisa May Alcott VERSUS Thomas Hardy



The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Louisa May Alcott Vs Sylvia Plath ), with a final score of 5-2, was Louisa May Alcott!

This week we say goodbye to Sylvia Plath again. Plath, at least, seemed to be saying goodbye for most of her short life, so this should come as no real surprise. Actually, I'm reacting more on the Plath stereotype than any real knowledge. I've only ever read a collection of her poems called Ariel. And yes I found her morbid, but also darkly comedic. I often enjoy dark comedies, so I was quite taken with her. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.

Moving 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. (March 2, 2010), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who is better?

15 comments:

Bybee said...

Back to spreading Alcott love this week.

Chris said...

Tough one but I'm going with Hardy.

Kate said...

Another tough decision this week. I love Hardy (yes, I have a morbid mind), but will have to go with Alcott since Little Women is one of those books that I can re-read over and over again and not get tired of it.

Sandra said...

Return of the Native, Jude the Obscure...I loved them. My vote is for Hardy.

Mongoose said...

Obviously Alcott. Hardy sucks a$$. Except Tess of the d'Urbervilles was fairly ok, but other than that his plots are ridiculous.

Loni said...

Thomas Hardy for me this week.

Back to Sylvia Plath, I've read the Bell Jar and thought it was brilliant.

Scrat said...

I have decided after great and careful consideration to cast my vote for Stacey May Fowles, The First Lady of Fiction. Oh? She's not on the list oh Great King of the Great White North Blogdom?

John Mutford said...

Scrat: No comment!

Nicola said...

LMA!

raidergirl3 said...

I'll go with the girl this week. Alcott.

Hopefully only one is a girl, I've had some gender issues in these compares.

Becky said...

Alcott

Lahni said...

Alcott - yet again!

gypsysmom said...

I'm voting for Hardy. I just discussed The Mayor of Casterbridge at my book club on Monday night so his capabilities are fresh in my mind (and besides I always root for the underdog).

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hardy! Far more of his books on my bookshelves.

Isabella said...

Hardy!!!