June 27, 2007

Updated: Characters

Do you read a lot of fiction? If so, do you have a favorite character? Who?

My answer later...

Like you, it's impossible for me to narrow it down to just one, so here's a few.

Lucas Davenport, from John Sandford's "Prey" series.

Ross Murdock, from Andre Norton's "Time Traders" series.

William Tell Sackett, and his (many times removed) uncle, Jubal, from Louis L'Amour's "Sackett" series.

Thanks for listing your favorites... now I've got some more books to check out.

Posted by That 1 Guy at June 27, 2007 11:48 AM | TrackBack

Favorite tragic heroine? - Elphaba from Wicked.

Favorite character from a work of fiction? Evelina Anville

Favorite tragic hero? - Tom Jones.

Posted by: oddybobo at June 27, 2007 12:29 PM

CW Paul Brenner from the Nelson DeMille novels, also John Corey from the same author.

Posted by: BloodSpite at June 27, 2007 01:47 PM

Mitch Rapp from Vince Flynns series.

If only.....

He finds 'em, he kills 'em, he makes things disappear. Oh, and he's smokin' hot sexy too!!!

Yeah, he's my favorite...

Mitch Rapp, definetely Mitch Rapp :-)

Posted by: Tammi at June 27, 2007 02:14 PM

can't pick one

Holden Caufield

Hank Rearden

Howard Roark

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at June 27, 2007 04:44 PM

Scout Finch

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at June 27, 2007 04:46 PM

Dagny Taggert

Phillip Marlowe

James Bond (not the crappy movie interpretations but the one from the books.)

Posted by: RSM at June 27, 2007 04:58 PM

I don't typically have serial characters so much as maybe one character in a book. Currently I LOVE Fermin Romero de Torres in Shadow of the Wind, my new favorite book,... unless the ending sucks.

I loved Owen Meanie in a Prayer for Owen Meanie as well.

Posted by: Bou at June 27, 2007 09:29 PM

Jack Reacher

Odd Thomas

Michael Corleone

Albus Dumbledore

Stephanie Plum

Posted by: Richmond at June 28, 2007 06:37 AM

Some of my favorites are pre-listed for my convenience (Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, Odd Thomas, Stephanie Plum, Lucas Davenport) but I have to add Mike "Jenkins" (aka Ghost and the Kildar) from John Ringo's Kildar series. Like Mitch Rapp, he's never met a terrorist he hasn't killed....

Posted by: Susie at June 28, 2007 10:37 AM

Definitely Louis L'Amour characters. All of them...I would love to meet a man like those in his books.

Posted by: drc at June 28, 2007 12:06 PM

Erik -- Phantom, by Susan Kay

I read this way back in 1995, mind you. I think I was emo before emo was emo. Or perhaps I was just a normal angsty teen.

Posted by: Mink at June 28, 2007 10:43 PM

Eddie Dean, from the Stephen King's Dark Tower books.

Snape, who's probably gonna get shafted in the last Potter book.

Joe Christmas, from Light in August.

Leonard Pine, from Joe Lansdales Collins&Pine novels.

And I'll second Elphaba, from Wicked.

Posted by: Tommy at June 29, 2007 07:37 AM

Figured I'd finally post something here, Lucas Davenport & Tell Sackett are favorites of mine, too. I also like the Richard Jury character in the Martha Grimes books, along with the Cyril of course.

Posted by: Tina at June 29, 2007 08:11 PM

Anton from Sergi Lukyanenko's "Nightwatch" series.
Jocelin from Jacqueline Carey's "Kushiel" series.
Herzer Herrick from John Ringo's Council Wars books.

Posted by: Graumagus at July 1, 2007 03:14 PM

Alex Cross (right, it's Cross?), definitely Davenport, Kay Scarpetta (till she got all whiny), Eddie Dean Rocked, but I like the rock and roll star in The Stand, too.

Posted by: at July 2, 2007 07:08 AM

No one ever picks Francisco d'Anconia :-(

Anyway, Repairman Jack - on occasion - does not suck.


Posted by: Harvey at July 3, 2007 08:08 AM

Davenport for Sure and Roland the Gunslinger. There are more but I am brain dead tonight.

Posted by: Richard at July 3, 2007 08:14 PM