Top Ten ~ Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character

April 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

Inspired by The Broke and the Bookish.

Let’s not kid ourselves. No need to be a fictional character to love these guys.

1. WillHis Dark Materials, Philip Pullman ~ Like last week, at the top of the list! I love Will for his independent soul but also his great sense of duty towards Lyra and towards his task. He is brave, bold and kind. Unassuming, honest and calm. He is the one that is loved amongst all the worlds and galaxies. He is the one to be trusted. ‘Because he’s Will’.

2. Nil HazardDinky Rouge Sang et al., Marie-Aude Murail ~ Probably a tie with No.1 but French, yes. One of his many faults. But still, we love him. A French Sherlock Holmes of modern times I suppose. I fell in love when I was about 13 and it has lasted ever since.

3. Arthur – The Morte D’Arthur, Thomas Malory ~ Well, probably not very original. I say Arthur but it could be any of the others for their tragic beauty, their belief in ideal values, their courage and moral strength, but also their fatal weakness.

4. Tancredi The Leopard, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa ~ I’ve just mentioned this book here, incidentally. Tancredi is bold, sensual, Italian and has a true mind of his own.

5. Hugh O’FarranLes Dames a la Licorne, René Barjavel & Olenka de Veer ~ Another book in French. Imagine this – Griselda, who lives on an Irish island with her family and her four sisters dreams of escaping into the world. This escape is materialised in the person of Hugh, an Irish rebel who teaches her about love and adventure. We love Hugh for what he represents. Add to this the myths and legends of the unicorn, Anglo-Irish ancestry and the beauty of a wild island: of course my 15-year-old self would fall in love with this book.

6. I would add Darcy and Mr. Tilney but that would be boring so we’ll stop with a top 5.

*To add onto last week‘s Top Ten, the play Antigone by Jean Anouilh has definitely been one of the works I have recommended the most. It’s very short and wonderful. Take a look at it.


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