Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

Love this topic over at the Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday.

1. Ismene from Sophocles' Antigone

I always thought it was unfair that Antigone gets a whole play when it's her recklessness that gets her poor sister Ismene killed. It's only fair that calmer, wiser Ismene get her own story.

2. Gustav III of Sweden from Francine du Plessix Gray's The Queen's Lover

Gustav III stole the show from Marie Antoinette a bit, and I hope du Plessix Gray writes more about him.

3. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter

I feel like Luna's life is destined to be interesting. I'd love to learn more about her early life, but also what she went on to do.

4. Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings, and his daughter Elanor

I wish there were continued adventures of Sam, and then Elanor. I'm sure that she has to go see the Elves, just like her Dad. I imagine her sneaking off to Lothlorien, and Sam having to follow her.

5. Oscar Wao from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Yes, Oscar is the title character, but Yunior is the narrator and so the reader only ever gets to see Yunior's perspective (and occasionally third person limited narration for Oscar and his mother and sister). I always wanted to get Oscar's direct version of the story.

6. Silk from the Belgariad and Malloreon

Prince Kheldar, alias Silk, is the most fascinating character in the above series. I'd read a whole series just about him, and his financial schemes and spying exploits.

7. Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire

The books should just be about Tyrion. Honestly, I want to skip everyone else at this point. Maybe just him and Daenerys. Oh, and more from Sam.

8. Balin from The Hobbit

We know that Balin goes back to Moria after the Lonely Mountain is secure, and that he becomes king for a few years, at least. But we never get the full story of the quest.

9. Gimli from the Lord of the Rings

Gimli also has some adventures after LOTR and ends up being the only dwarf ever to make it to Valinor. I wish there was a book.

10. Jane Fairfax from Jane Austen's Emma

Jane always seemed like a much more likeable heroine, and she's got some real economic and social disadvantages to explore.

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