Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- George Eliot Versus David Mitchell

The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (George Eliot Vs Joseph Conrad), with a final score of 6-3, was George Eliot!

While Joseph Conrad did get two votes last week, I was more than a little surprised that those were based on his looks rather than his writing ability. I've never said how to judge the authors, as I think that's half the fun, so that's not my issue with Conrad's votes. My issue is that he looks like Mr. Angelino from Three's Company, and, I'm sorry ladies, I just don't get the attraction. As for his writing, well, I haven't read anything by him yet, but Heart of Darkness is on my must read eventually list.

This week, we get a more contemporary competitor.

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. (May 11, 2010), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who is better?


Chrisbookarama said...

He looks handsome but I haven't read any of his books.


Eliot again.

Loni said...

George Eliot.

raidergirl3 said...

David Mitchell.

I loved his Black Swan Green and admired Cloud Atlas.

gypsysmom said...

Well I did like Cloud Atlas but I think George Eliot's work has more staying power. Put me down for George/Mary please.

Bybee said...

Hey, Mary Ann, what's your game now? Can anybody play?

George Eliot.

Melwyk said...

George Eliot for me!