The Best of Contemporary Literary Characters
August 2, 2012 11:00 AM Subscribe
Please help me find contemporary literary/fictional characters that make you want to love them, hate them, or -- even better -- both.
posted by GnomeChompsky to Writing & Language (44 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm experimenting with some fictional writing (along with some D&D DMing) and I'm trying to put together a portfolio of "in print" characters that I can reference for inspiration. So, if you'd be so kind, please recommend complex characters that tug at your emotions one way or another (along with the name of their corresponding text). A sentence or two summarizing the character(s) would also be much appreciated.
(Please note: Characters from Martin, Jordan, Sanderson, Gaiman, or Bradley books need not be mentioned. In general, I would prefer slightly more obscure characters than not.)