Top Ten Tuesday – Characters You Wish Would get Their Own Book

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the talented bloggers at “The Broke and the Bookish” It’s a fun topic this week. Lets see what I can come up with…

10 & 9 “Literary Fathers Division”:
Tywin Lannister of A Song of Ice and Fire series
Perhaps too influenced by Charles Dance’s absolutely flawless portrayal in the HBO series, I still would like to read a book of his exploits. Actually there are any number of characters from that series that are whole book-worthy. 🙂 (Ygritte, The Hound, Brienne, etc., etc.)

(Below: Actor Charles Dance – the best on-screen scowls since Clint Eastwood)

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Mr. Bennett from Pride and Prejudice
I’ve always wanted to know his history and how a seemingly sensible man like him could succumb to the charms of that vacuously
annoying Mrs. Bennett. Probably someone has already written a book about this.

8 thru 6 – “Hunger Games Division”:
Haymitch Abernathy
I want to read the story of HIS victory in the Hunger Games and his “fall” afterward – I guess his life follows the traditional “Behind The Music” story arc..,
Caesar Flickerman
Would love a satirical novel of his rise to the top of the entertainment industry in The Capital. Learning more about Effie Trinket old be a bonus too.
(below: Caesar Flickeman in the film version. I just googled “smarm” and found this image)

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President Snow:
A “political biography” titled “Portrait of Evil” or something like that could document his career as a despot…

5. Ellen from Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth
Heck, that book is so long she almost has a full book about her already. Never mind. 🙂

4. The Witches from Shakespeare’s MacBeth
The weird sisters deserve to have their story told. Some work has been done on this front already. I recently picked up a short story anthology where the tales were based on Shakespeare plays or characters. One featured the witches in a darkly comic spoof of scavenger hunts.

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3. Eowyn from The Lord for the Rings trilogy.
I want to read of her childhood, growing up into a kick-ass heroine, and I want to read that she finds happiness with Whatshisname. And I want to picture actress Miranda Otto in my mind’s eye as I’m reading. 🙂

2. Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series
I think this would be a difficult book for someone to write, though. As much as I love her – and I absolutely love her – part of the success of a character such as she likely depends on her being sort of peripheral.

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1. Clarisse McClellan from Fahrenheit 451
What happened to this girl? She disappears in the novel after she kindles the spark of doubt in Montag. Or, I’ve often wondered, does she maybe not exist at all outside of Montag’s mind? Did he hallucinate her to help bring his doubts about the dystopia to the surface? If she’s real, I want to know what happened to her. Did “they” take her away? Does she later escape?

Well, that’s me. Who did – or would – you put on your list of non main characters who deserve a book of their own? Click here to see what lists other Top Ten Tuesday participants have come up with.

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