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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- George Eliot Versus Guy Vanderhaeghe



The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (George Eliot Vs Ursula K. Le Guin), with a final score of 4-2, was George Eliot!

Thanks to B. Kienapple, I am now inspired to read last week's losing contender, Ursula K. Le Guin. According to Kienapple, the Left Hand of Darkness is mind-blowing. And really, who doesn't like to have their mind blown from time to time? (Ahem.) There's also that staggering number of awards won by Le Guin which also make a pretty convincing case. Another week, yet another author to add to my "must read" list. It's getting harder and harder to find time to revisit authors I've already read...

Which brings us to Eliot's latest contender.

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. (June 1, 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:

Loni said...

George Eliot again, please.

I know what you mean about not being able to revisit authors because of a growing mountain of books to read. I think there are a hundred books sitting on my shelf waiting for me. Too bad my day job wasn't reading.

gypsysmom said...

John, you are not making these choices any easier. Guy Vanderhaeghe's The Englishman's Boy is one of the few books I enjoyed seeing made into a miniseries. I can't say I've seen any of Eliot's books as a miniseries (although maybe there are) but since this is a reading blog and not a TV blog I'm going to go with George Eliot again. Sorry Guy.

Kate said...

I'm going to vote for Guy Vanderhaeghe this week for the same reason as last week - I've managed to finish at least one of his books!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Perhaps I should be following your example and using this as a reason to finally read Guy Vanderhaeghe. As it stands, I will vote for George Eliot, because I have actually read her.

Nicola said...

Guy who?

George Elliot again!

Melwyk said...

While I'd love to vote for a fellow Saskatchewanian, I'm afraid in this case I will still have to say ... Eliot! (sorry Guy)