Wednesday, 28 February 2007

From between the pages, to between the sheets...

I am a little curious....

Have you ever been reading a story or novel and wished a little that a character was real?

If it where at all possible for any characters to spring themselves free from their fiction shackles, and walk into your lives, who would you choose?

Mine are listed below:

1)..Peekay from The Power of One and it's sequel Tandia, by Bryce Courtenay.

A fit, well muscled boxer with a brain as powerful as his body. He speaks several African laguages and hates any injustice.

2)..Jean Claude from the Anita Blake vampire Hunter books by Laurell K Hamilton.
(Peanut Queen, I blame you for this

A pale and beautiful French vampire with long dark locks. He's devious, but generally well meaning and a little more 'good' than he appears. Not to mention that he is an incubus...

My next to choices are really not wholly imaginitive...

3)..Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

C'mon, who wouldnt want Mr Darcy with that arrogance to conquer, the tight britches, the closet hero in him (riding to the rescue saving maidens from the dastardly Mr Wickham), the tight britches....

4)..Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
And what girl doesnt want to try and tame a bad boy?...

Now, how about your choices? List as many or as few as you like.



Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Jean Claude...of course! But I'm thinking Asher too...and maybe Richard (even if he is a whiny werewolf!) Ooo....what about Mica and Nathaniel! Can't forget those two....yum!

Then there's Louis and Lestat and Armand and David from Anne Rice's vampires...just because they're so romantic and melancholy and sometimes impetuous and funny (well, Lestat can be funny sometimes).

There's Michael from "The Witching Hour"...he sounds like a hottie...;)

Then there's East Texas and Frannie from Stephen King's "The Stand"...I love that couple!

Girl, I could go on and on...:)

An Extraordinary woman in a mediocre life said...

Richard does sound very very yummy.. but too whiny for my taste
Mica seems too perfect (heh.. never happy am I? The description of Nathaniel always reminds me of my couldnt go there.

I'll have to re-read Anne Rice's vamp squad :)

List as many as you like.. go on.. i wont tell ;)


Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Oh and I just got the new Joe Hill book (Heart-Shaped Box) yesterday and I'm already on page 123 (it's 374 pages long)....and it's FRIGGIN' EXCELLENT.

This kid is REALLY good....he may even end up in league with his Dad.

I'm so glad I bought the it's a first edition too. I love those! :)

Al said...

Ayla from the Clan of the Cave Bear series, oh yeah.

An Extraordinary woman in a mediocre life said...

PQ - I think I may just have to order that one then :)
Any hot guys in it perchance?

Al - I havent read the cave bear series yet, though i do have the first one.


gdtownshende said...

Hercules from Carl-Johan Vallgren's THE HORRIFIC SUFFERINGS OF THE MIND-READING MONSTER HERCULES BAREFOOT, HIS WONDERFUL LOVE AND HIS TERRIBLE HATRED has to be one of the most fascinating characters I've encountered in a book lately.

Dream, from Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN. He's so brooding.

Peewee, from Robert A. Heinlein's HAVE SPACESUIT, WILL TRAVEL. She seems just my type!

Portia, from Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Mmm mmm mmm. Now there's one intriguing lass!

Gandalf, from Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS. He's always been one of my all-time favourite characters.