Thursday, November 20, 2008 By: Suzanne

Which Writer?

http://www.ofaust.com/Default.aspx

This website has an analyzer that will tell which writer your writing most resembles. I came out 52% like Frank Baum. I have never read anything by him but I guess I will have to now! I did however, (like all children) see the movie! I'm flattered.

5 comments:

LCE said...

Oh, Frank Baum! That is flattering. Strangely though, with the Judy Garland movie version being so famous, very few people have actually read the books. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series is much grittier and more adult than the 1939 movie would lead one to believe. It's much closer in spirit to Alice in Wonderland. Oz in the books is the dangerous fantasy land that is really only well-realized in the Apple Tree scene in the movie. And like Lewis Carroll, Baum writes in a way that works on a level for kids that doesn't talk down to them.

Anyway, great site, I just stumbled acrossed it recently. I enjoyed your thoughts on The God Delusion, it's been sitting on my bookshelf waiting in the long queue of Books to Read, so it got me excited about it. I'm always happy when I discover other people who still read like television had never been invented.

oh, and i came out 62% like H.G. Wells without once mentioning aliens.

Ruthanne said...

Our family does a "book club" once a month and Frank Baum's classic was one of our picks. We all enjoyed it - I would definitely recommend it.

Btw, the shoes are TOTALLY different in the book! Just fyi . . .

Tonya said...

Yeah one of the girls in Girl, Interrupted mentioned that. Now I'm suddenly really interested in reading it!

LCE said...

they were changed to red for the movie to specifically to show off the technicolor, which was a very new process at the time. i believe a set of silver shoes were made for the movie but once screentested Victor Fleming decided against them.

there's a very good biography of Judy Garland written by Gerald Clarke (the same guy who wrote the Capote biography that was turned into the Phillip Seymour Hoffman version of the Capote movies from 2005) that has some really interesting movie trivia, if you're into that sort of thing.

Tonya said...

Thanks!

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