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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday 13

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13 memorable (to me) fictional characters. (From Books)

1. Cathy- East of Eden. (John Steinbeck) I have one word for Cathy. Heartless....

2. Mc Murphy- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey). Easily one my favorite, and most entertaining characters.

3. Charles Wallace- A Wrinkle In Time (Madeline L'Engle) I loved the development and personality of this character. The end of the book was heartbreaking, he was so fragile, yet so strong. I still love this book.

4. Mammy- Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell). Mammy was the family backbone. She should have beat Scarlett stupid.

5. Yossarian- Catch-22 (Joseph Heller). Crazy, crazy character.

6. Scout- To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee). The innocence of this character touched me.

7. Tom Joad- The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck again). You wanted so much to hope and cheer for Tom. I think he is so well written.

8. Claire and Jamie Fraser- The Outlander series (by Diana Gabaldon.) Easily one of my favorite series of books. You can't have one without the other.

9. Elphaba- Wicked (Gregory Maguire). I love the back story of the little green girl who grew up to be the witch. Anyone know how the author chose her name? (I do)

10. Marmee- Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) the glue that held the family together.

11. Ayla- Clan of the Cave Bear series (Jean Auel). I was taken with this story as a teenager. Movie SUCKED OUT LOUD. ( I detest Daryl Hannah)

12. Holden Caufield- Catcher In The Rye (JD Salenger). Very interesting boy...

13. Crowley- Good Omens (Neil Gaiman). Evil never was so good...

8 comments:

Darla said...

Oooh, you've mentioned some of my favorites! Love Jamie & Claire, of course--hey, even my fellow book club members love Jamie & Claire, and they tend to stick to "serious" books.

And Good Omens--I don't know anyone who doesn't love that, either.

Yes! I'm not the only one who doesn't like Daryl Hannah! Yay! But I do enjoy the Clan of the Cave Bear books, the earlier ones more so than the later ones.

Leendaluu said...

I loved Wicked but I love all things Oz (and I'm not even a gay man). Elphaba is L. Frank Baum--the original series author.

sybil law said...

I say leendalu is a gay man!
Haha
I also knew that answer, though.
Call me twinkle toes! Ha

Bubblewench said...

Great list! Makes me want to go back and re-read all of these....

Daryl said...

I never read Good Omens, I guess I will be borrowing it ...

I loved the musical Wicked but I didnt know where her name came from .. and I think Lee is gay for sure ...she is so fun .. isnt that how you mean gay? Oh .. its not? Well,then, ... never mind ...

:-Daryl

Mimi said...

Fantastic list. I actually hated Wicked, but do know the story of her name.

Nicholas said...

'm ashamed to admit I have never read Steinbeck, but I do know some of those other characters: Mammy, Yossarian and Holden Caufield especially. And I'm rather partial to Darryl Hannah!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Wow, I need to read some of those. More for my list. And Lee is so gay, she even has a boys name. Hee hee.