Thursday, February 11, 2010

What literary character have you fallen in love with?


EW asks .. name your favorite TB character and why in the comments!

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, Shelf Lifers! So in the spirit of the holiday, I thought, why not dedicate a post to those we share a special bond with: The characters in literature that we love?

And I mean love, folks. Not just respect, or admire, but love. Because, really, what avid reader hasn’t fallen for a fictional character at one point in time?

Here’s my confession: While reading East of Eden as a teen, I had a major crush on Caleb Trask, the jealous twin brother of perfect son Aron. (The fact that I went for the one who represents Cain versus the one who’s a stand-in for Abel probably says a lot about me…) And I even came dangerously close to falling for the unlucky-in-love-and-life protagonist of Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You after reading it last year.

So now it’s your turn: Which literary characters have you fallen in love with? And let’s try to stretch our minds beyond Twilight’s Edward Cullen, shall we?

http://shelf-life.ew.com/2010/02/10/literary-character-fallen-in-love-with/

9 comments:

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Eric. I know, I didn't stretch very far, but he's the first one that comes to mind. As a writers, I have a few of my own creation too, but they haven't met the world yet. Wait, is it weird to love your own characters? >_<
Happy Valentine's Day!

L U P I N said...

I've fallen in love with Remus Lupin. His calm and mature personality caught me since Harry Met him on The train.

As for Southern Vampire Series, I fall for Alcide Herveaux.

Hmm... incidentally, both of them are werewolves, eh? he he he...

Sharon said...

This is what I posted on the EW site.

I have to mention a few. Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series, Clay from Kelly Armstrong's Otherworld series, Kiston from Kim Harrison's Hollows series, Acheron from the Dark Hunter series and Wrath from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Shame I can't have any of them for Valentine's.

Jamie said...

I'm w/Eric too, I know, so original. Though, Mark Darcy (Bridgette Jones' Diary) comes in a very close 2nd.

Rita said...

OK! i know,i'll go with Eric to as he
is funny,highhanded,loves the color
red,and so sexy in my eyes,he also
loves snow.

Sharon said...

All great reasons to love our Eric, Rita.

marynorris said...

In Dead Before Dark, I was in love with Bill. I fell for Eric in Book 4. I fell for Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. I would have taken Sirius Black in Harry Potter in a heartbeat. Severus Snape rivals him in Deathly Hallows. Need I say more?

N said...

Bill Bill Bill. I have fallen in love with him since he first walk in the bar.

Natalie said...

Well, there are a few ;^) Like many others I'm crazy about Eric, though in the beginning, I actually preferred Bill...

Outside True Blood I really like Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightley from Jane Austen's romantic universe. Rhett Butler from 'Gone With the Wind' also took my breath away.(And of course I also adore Edward Cullen... sorry)

Though he is not from a book, I also love Special Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks - probably the nicest and most sympathetic male character ever!

I guess the list goes on and on...