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?

6 comments:

Chris said...

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

So...

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!