Thursday, 31 January 2008
This week’s question is suggested by (blogless) JMutford:
Sometimes I find eccentric characters quirky and fun, other times I find them too unbelievable and annoying. What are some of the more outrageous characters you’ve read, and how do you feel about them?
The first characters that spring to mind are everyone in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. I just found these books and have been whizzing through them. All the characters are iquirky in there own way but also hugely entertaining and loveable. I especially love Grandma Mazur and Sally Sweet – priceless.
Then of course there is Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series. I actually found her irritating in the book but the actress who played her did a terrific job and I really liked her in the film.
Finally last week I mention The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford. The quirky characters in this are made even more interesting because Mitford claims they are based on her own family. I especially love Uncle Matthew. A man of violent passions; given to cracking whips on the lawns in the morning and hunting his children like foxes through the English country side and of course unable to stand anyone who says notepaper or puts the milk in first!