Skip to comments.100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900
Posted on 02/22/2009 6:17:28 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
List at link. I couldn't get it to C&P properly.
What is wrong with The Great Gatsby?
I used to love Little Lulu and Tubby, plus Katy Keene, Little Dot, Little Lotta, and Baby Huey. Do you remember the stories in Little Lulu comics with Ol’ Witch Hazel?
James Bond 66???
Big Brother 59?????
Where’s Atlas Shrugged or Fountain Head? John Galt ?Dagny?
Well, yes. But it’s just a starting point for conversation. I’m sure the ‘conservative characters’ will show up soon. ;)
Something about the title, I guess...
I’d also point out that Bond is another MOVIE character. I’ve read most of the books, but I haven’t met anyone else who has.
Johnny Goodboy Tyler - Battlefield Earth - Gets the girl and saves the world.
It's a boring soap opera. Sort of like "Silas Marner" and "Great Expectations" Just my opinion.
Did you red “The Glass Key” by Hammett? It’s one of my favorites and the lead character, Ned Beaumont is really a stand up guy. I must have read that book six times.
I’m a fan of the old Charlie Chan movies, although I’ve never read any of the books by Earl Derr Biggers. And, I’m a big fan of the Knights Templar series by Michael Jecks, along with Doug Preston & Lincoln Child’s FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. I’ve also been reading the Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee series by Tony Hillerman, and the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. So many books, so little time to read them.
This list has about as much relevence as "Rolling Stone Magazine best Music of All Time".
Great story for two-thirds and then it just gets absurd.
Obama- His entire life has been manufactured by the media and his story is total fiction. If you tried to write this story ten years ago, you couldn’t make up what everyone has said about him.
YES! Let's not forget Howard Roark and the villanous Ellsworth Touhey.
Sherlock Holmes does not qualify since he appeared in fiction before 1900 - 1887 to be exact.
I had many as a child such as: “Charlotte’s Web,” “Little House on the Prarie” series, Kirsten in the “American Girl” series.
Yeah - read it fairly recently - I think it was reviewed in the WSJ and that made me want to read it. My take (as imperfect as it is) was that Hammett was doing for Baltimore what Chandler did so well for LA - give one a sense of place and time that is post-modern and showing the corruption in all it’s glory and beauty.
71 - Mary Katherine Blackwood, ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle,’ Shirley Jackson, 1962
My absolutely favorite character of all. I read that book once a year; I miss Mary Katherine and Constance if I go to long without their company. ;)
Yeah, they’re a couple of whack-jobs, but very ‘real’ whack jobs, much like Shirley Jackson, herself, LOL!
60 - Tom Ripley, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith, 1955
Tom, too. He’s so deliciously EVIL and self-serving. Must be a Liberal, LOL!
Those books of hers are like car wrecks; you just can’t NOT look. ;)
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