Books about loners
November 11, 2007 7:34 PM Subscribe
I am looking for some fiction where the main character is a loner and seems to be OK with it. (possible spoilers)
posted by bitteroldman to writing & language (45 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
Harry Potter is making me depressed because he has some close friends in Ron and Hermione (sp?), and I have none.
Wicked also made be depressed because, Elphaba seemed to have some friends in college and everything fell apart afterward.
Ditto for It and the Lord of the Rings.
I think these books make me depressed because I am comparing my current life with those of the characters - I had a fragile "fellowship" of friends twice in my life, both years ago.
Now I am alone and trying to deal with my "isolation".
Are there any fictional books where the main character (protagonist?) also deals with the same thing, but eventually finding inner peace with his/her solitude?
Ideally, I would like the "answer" to be related to "inner peace" - not necessarily finding a wife/husband, winning the lottery/Nobel prize - but accepting and loving his/her situation and living "happily ever after" just the way he/she is.