I love the theme of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday – I just hope Geraldine Brooks is taking notice so she can do for some of these what she did for March:
- Lydia Bennett (Pride and Prejudice) – while I’m not disputing the fact that Lizzie is the rightful hero of Pride and Prejudice, I do think a novel from Lydia’s point of view could be quite hilarious. Particularly if it was set in the modern day, and her and Wickham were a kind of Will and Grace duo…someone make this happen please.
- Acheron Hades (The Eyre Affair, etc) – what’s not to love about someone who believes strongly in doing things that are morally evil? I mean, the guy tries to extract Jane Eyre from the pages of her book and hold her to ransom – I need to know more.
- Miss Kenton (Remains of the Day) – I would love to take a long drive with her, the way we get to with Stevens, and have her tell me her story.
- Katz (A Walk in the Woods) – I once saw an interview with Bill Bryson and he said that people ask after Katz all the time, so I suspect I’m not alone in wanting to more about this hapless weirdo.
- Gabriel (The Giver) – I just really want to know that him and Jonas are ok.
- Haymitch (The Hunger Games) – I stole this from SS Readers Corner. I would love to know what happened in Haymitch’s arena, how he won and why he’s so messed up now.
- Raegan (Fangirl) – I thought Raegan was a great character – all tough and cool, with some great one-liners, but deep down has a heart of gold.
- Professor Snape (Harry Potter) – Such a complex character, he had me constantly questioning whose side he was really on – I would love to go inside his head for a book or two.
- Boo Radley (To Kill a Mockingbird) – classic mysterious character that I would love to know more about.
- Amy (Gone Girl) – wait a minute… 😉
Once upon a time I would have had Alexander from The Bronze Horseman in this list, but then Paullina Simons wrote a book from his point of view and it was awful, so be careful what you wish for people.
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