Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- Louisa May Alcott VERSUS D.H. Lawrence



The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Louisa May Alcott Vs Thomas Hardy ), with a final score of 7-6, was Louisa May Alcott!

Louisa May Alcott remains unstoppable, doesn't she? Last week's challenger may not have beaten Alcott, but he has beaten me. Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Ubervilles is the one book that I did not finish. I'm not sure what happened. Yes, I was bored with it, but I've been bored with many books before and since and have stubbornly finished them anyway. (That's not bragging, by the way, I'm actually ashamed of my inability to quit. Like cigarettes.) Maybe life got in the way. Maybe it had to be returned to the library. It was a while ago. I don't remember. In any case, I know I'll face it again. Eventually.

But this week, we get a new contender. And, since I'll be in Japan for the next couple of weeks, you get an extended voting time.

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 22, 2010), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who is better?

10 comments:

Mongoose said...

I haven't read anything by DH Lawrence but I'm voting for Alcott on principle anyway, to thank her for kicking Hardy in the nuts last week.

Chris said...

It's Alcott for me. I hated Sons & Lovers. What a creepy book.

Kate said...

Sticking with Alcott.

B.Kienapple said...

DH Lawrence for reals! Everything I've read of his was gold including one of my all-time favorites, Lady Chatterley's Lover. The man knows how to write about the heart like no other (mm other than maybe Hardy - sorry John, but I loved Tess)

Remi said...

Lawrence, if only to unseat Alcott. Have fun in Japan.

Teddy Rose said...

That's so easy, Louisa May Alcott.

I loath D.H. Lawrence!

Nicola said...

I'm going with D.H. Lawrence.

Sons and Lovers was amazing.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm switching sides this time, and going with Alcott.

HAVE FUN IN JAPAN!

John Mutford said...

Thanks for the best wishes for my trip-- just to clarify though, I'm not leaving Yellowknife until Sunday, and not leaving Vancouver until Monday. So you get me for a few more days! (Sorry!)

Isabella said...

Good grief! I can't believe/understand how popular Alcott is.

DH Lawrence, please.