Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- George Eliot Versus Ursula K. Le Guin



The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (George Eliot Vs David Mitchell), with a final score of 5-1, was George Eliot!

This week we bid adieu to David Mitchell. I'm not overly familiar with Mitchell, having only read his Black Swan Green three years ago. It took me a while to get into that book, but I grew to really enjoy it. However, he's probably best known for number9dream and Cloud Atlas, both of which were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He's definitely one to watch. Maybe in a few years time, he'll even beat George Eliot.

Mitchell lists this week's contender as one of his literary influences.

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 25, 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:

Kate said...

I'm going to vote for Ursula K. Le Guin this week, even though I have only read 2 of her books, for the simple fact that I was able to finish them and enjoyed them (unlike Eliot)!

Bybee said...

There's something about Mary (Ann)...

Eliot, again.

Chris said...

I feel like a broken record- Eliot again.

Nicola said...

Hmm this is tough. I love Silas Marner, the only Eliot I've ever read.

Now I've read lots of Le Guin but a long time ago, mostly the Hainish novels and really can't remember much about them except that I liked them.

The one I've read more of? or the one whose story I actually remember after all these years?

I'm going to go with ....

George Eliot!

gypsysmom said...

This is a tough one because I love both their works. But I've voted for Eliot the last two weeks so I guess I'll stay with a winner. Maybe LeGuin will come back again!

B.Kienapple said...

Ursula K. Le Guin for sure. I've only read The Left Hand of Darkness but it blew. my. mind.