Tuesday, November 30, 2010
10. Ethan Muller from The Genius
Starts out as a spoiled, snobby, ultra-postmodernist jerk until the character developments kicks in. But he's also the owner of a Manhattan art gallery! That's a helluva crowd to run with.
9. The narrator of Last Nights of Paris
He hangs out with the 1920s Parisian underworld. SWEET.
8. Mr. Trąba from A Thousand Peaceful Cities
Because he's just insane.
7. Adrien Fournier & Co. in The Officers' Ward
The whole book is about overcoming tragedy through friendship and camaraderie. And these guys totally rule at it.
6. The narrator of Old School
We can talk literature over coffee. My idea of a fun afternoon.
5. Reitz Steyn and Ben Maritz from To Hell with Cronjé
I liked the bond they formed over a shared love of science and the natural world in the midst of a hopeless war. Very beautiful and very poignant.
4. Anita Blake
I've only read the first book so far and I've heard the series eventually goes waaaay downhill. But for now she's a badass heroine who holds her own against powerful supernatural beings and excels at a traditionally macho career. We can beat up Edward Cullen together!
3. The good guys in Lord of the Rings
I predict LOTR characters will feature prominently in everyone's picks this week, for obvious reasons.
2. Y.T. and Hiro Protagonist from Snow Crash
A kickass teen skateboard courier! A hacker with dreads and swords! A lawless cyberpunk dystopia! HOORAY!
1. Dante, as author and protagonist of The Divine Comedy
Not really a fictional character per se (The Divine Comedy is sort of a self-insert mythology/Real Person fanfic) but I loved loved LOVED his grande metaphysical poetry epic! They don't make them like this anymore, folks.
Okay, I just noticed this list only has two female characters . . . or three, actually, since #7 would include Marguerite. Now how the heck does a massive genderfail like this happen? Remembering my childhood favorites definitely would've helped - that would include Cassie from Animorphs, Dairine from High Wizardry, the Baby-Sitters' Club, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Anne Shirley, and Meg from A Wrinkle in Time.
Damn, that would've helped a lot. WHAT HAS BECOME OF MY READING?
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