The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

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The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Diesel 11 on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:59 pm

So what do you like better? The Rev. or his son? For me, it's both, but what do you think?
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Doc Knickerbocker on Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:09 pm

I prefer the Reverend, as while he can be technical in the terms of the engines, the romantic viewpoint of a quaint, green little English countryside with little villages and towns is still there. With Christopher, he seems, at times, to be too focused on the engineering terms, taking away a bit of the charm - But, when he is good, he weaves excellent stories. Plus, we get characters such as Wilbert, Sixteen, Pip & Emma, and Ivo Hugh. So, I enjoy both.
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Diesel 11 on Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:22 pm

Yes, I enjoy, too. The thing with me is, the Reverend has all the classic stories, but Christopher has all the new stories. So I like both best.
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Frankthetriviaman on Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:56 am

How can you choose? Reverend Awdry wrote an excellent series, and Christopher did just as good a job extending it
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by ThomasSirHandel on Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:01 am

I voted both since I can't decide who's stories are better.
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Frankthetriviaman on Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:07 am

Agreed
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by TheIsraeliSudrian on Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:02 am

Is this supposed to be "who has better stories" or "who is better overall"?
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Post by Toby7 on Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:06 pm

As a railroader I appreciate Christopher's inclusion of more technical terms, but I also felt it messed up the balance that made the Reverend's stories so great. Wilbert used the right amount of detail without clouding a child's understanding of a story.
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Diesel 11 on Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:40 pm

laG roiL wrote:Is this supposed to be "who has better stories" or "who is better overall"?

A little of both.
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Frankthetriviaman on Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:06 pm

really, both writers used the same spirit in their stories; the only true points of comparison in their books are the illustration styles.
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Diesel 11 on Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:14 am

Correct. That's why I've chosen both.
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by TaffyTheTankEngine on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:30 pm

Both writers are as good as one another
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Diesel 11 on Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:28 am

That's what I think.
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Post by ArthurEngine on Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:26 am

I choose both. They were equally great writers.
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Post by zachthethomasfan2001 on Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:26 pm

Both of them are equally great writers.
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Diesel 11 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:48 am

So far it looks like the Reverend is edging in front of his son (not counting the 'both' option).
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by luctheminecrafter on Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:40 am

Who voted for Chris?
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by The Steampunk Whovian on Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:13 am

luctheminecrafter wrote:Who voted for Chris?

The people that voted for him. Wink

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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by luctheminecrafter on Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:28 pm

*sigh
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Diesel 11 on Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:05 pm

Y'know, thinking back, I suppose I DO like Christopher's to the Reverend's.
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Re: The Rev. W. Awdry VS Christopher Awdry

Post by Frankthetriviaman on Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:21 am

I haven't read Christopher's stories in full just yet, but I will withhold detailed opinions on them until I have read them through.

The only things I can say about Christopher Awdry's books at this point, I said on the previous page.
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