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« on: October 07, 2010, 11:27:08 AM »

Who is your favorite character(s) from the wonderful world of books?

Mine has to be Jack Reacher from Lee Child's books. He is simply too kick ass for words - perfect combination of brawn and brains.

Prior it had always been Willie Garvin from the Modesty Blaise stories. (And suddenly I see a trend  Cheesy - my favorite comic book character always has been and still is Batman)
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 12:05:57 PM »

Has to be Elric from Micheal Moorcock's series of books.
He's an albino, who has a sword, Stormbringer, which drinks the souls of the living it slays, and gives Elric power.
Elric struggles against the addiction to the power the sword gives him, and his yearning to be free of it.  The books are awesome.

Allso Druss from the books of David Gemmell.  His journey to find his wife, and his battles.  Then again, Gemmell makes all his characters awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 12:15:34 PM »

Terry Pratchett's DEATH and second in line is the 5th horseman - Chaos - I love the idea of him having a dairy farm and a wife that henpecks him.

After this I have to go with Roland from the Dark Tower series, I have this romanticism with the series as a whole.
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 18:34:45 PM »

Dr. Hannibal Lecter
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 18:52:59 PM »

Dr. Hannibal Lecter
I agree.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 21:15:23 PM »

Adrian Mole.

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010, 22:05:17 PM »

After much reflection:  Alan Shore.

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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010, 22:19:33 PM »

After much reflection:  Alan Shore.

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Erm ... literary character?

I did like him in Stargate and Sex Lies and Videotape, though!

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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010, 22:41:10 PM »

Yes, the OP did say favourite character from “the wonderful world of books.”  Admittedly, it’s a bit of a stretch but every celluloid character occurs first in a written script.

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 22:43:10 PM »

... and, the paperback adaptation will no doubt follow!

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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2010, 09:47:12 AM »

Love Adrian Mole, petrified of Hannibal Lecter, think Terry Pratchett's DEATH is hilarious, but if there has to be one, favorite literary character, I would have to go with Jo from Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 10:13:16 AM »

Also LOVE Death from Terry Pratchett but Death of Rats is also awesome. My favourite character of all time is Dagny Taggart from Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand).
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2010, 11:18:34 AM »

shit Dagny is my ultimate woman!! I must've read Atlas Shrugged 20x...my bible!
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2010, 11:25:49 AM »

Of course then you have super heroes like Franciso d'Anconia and John Galt. John Galt's speech was awesome
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2010, 11:36:14 AM »

i feel like i've been living under a rock!  never even heard of these books?
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