Friday, July 30, 2010

Top Ten Picks: Favorite Male Literary Characters (1)

First, only one more day til my awesome book giveaway ends! Click here to enter!

Now, onto Random Ramblings' amazing weekly meme, Top Ten Picks, which I just stumbled across for the first time this morning. This week's topic, Favorite Male Literary Characters, is irresistible, as are the fictional men I am about to list. So, here is a hastily put-together list, in no particular order, of 10 of my all time favorite male fictional characters. I am in love with most of them.

1. Jane Austen's MR. DARCY

2. Jane Austen's MR. KNIGHTLEY

3. Richelle Mead's DIMITRI BELIKOV

4. Elizabeth Gaskell's MR. THORNTON

5. J.R.R. Tolkien's ARAGORN

6. Emily Bronte's HEATHCLIFF

7. Chloe Neill's ETHAN SULLIVAN

(yes, that's technically a photo of Becks, but Chloe Neill has said Becks is how she envisions Ethan, and I have absolutely zero problem with that visual.)

8. Shakespeare's FALSTAFF

9. Simone Elkeles' ALEX

10. J.K. Rowling's SIRIUS BLACK

 11. (because it's my blog and if I want my list of 10 to include 11 items then so be it!!!


  1. Oh ARAGORN can always steal my heart. Especially after seeing him played by Viggo Mortensen. PERFECT casting. Great list!

  2. Ya! Mr. Darcy! (We all want a Mr. Darcy to love!) What about Captain Wentworth (Persuasion, Jane Austen)?

  3. Your aunt's brotherJuly 30, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Top of my list, hands down, is Sam-I-am. This story combines culinary delights (ham and eggs!) with unceasing persistence. In the end Sam's friend relents, samples the green dish against his better judgement and to everyone's delight falls in love with it. His friend would, in fact, consume the meal in all the places and with all the dining partners Sam suggested throughout the book. We all could learn something from Sam.

  4. michelle...mmm, could not agree more. do you know vigo actually stayed in character throughout the entire filming period, like nights and weekends etc? actually lived like a middle earth ranger? so intense...i love it.

    anne: so true. ah, captain wentworth. good point. i have added him to the list. you're only supposed to list 10, but you know what, this is my blog, and i can do what i want!

    brother of aunt: thank you for contributing to the discussion. i hadn't thought of sam-i-am at all but you do make some valid points. maybe you should start your own sam-inspired blog...about brunch? i would definitely be a follower of that.

    i do need to mention one point, actually, which the DRD* brought to my attention: wouldn't the phrase "unceasing persistence" qualify as a bit of a redundancy? doesn't the word "persistence" like, literally, imply unceasingness, by definition? we're just curious.

    many thanks again though for condescending to stop by my humble blog.

    *Department of Redundancy Department

  5. I'm so glad you stumbled upon my blog so that I can now stalk yours. I deeply appreciate 1) Your taste in literary men, and 2) the way you write your reviews because you do it in a way I wish I could but never seem to be able to.

    Also, LOVED your example of Horrible Mary's thoughts expressed in a Carrie Ryan style of short sentences. Genius!

  6. taradiddle: thank you for that amazing compliment...but i have to say i was actually thinking the exact same thing when i was reading your reviews. not too many YA bloggers are terribly snarky so i'm ecstatic that i have found your blog - it's a very refreshing change from all the OMG TEAM EDWARD stuff out there.

  7. Your aunt's brotherJuly 31, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    At first I was convinced you were wrong about "unceasing persistence" being redundant. After all, one is a noun and the other an adverb, right? This belief persisted, unceasingly, until it began to fade. Now I see your point.