Sometimes I find eccentric characters quirky and fun, other times I find them too unbelievable and annoying. What are some of the more outrageous characters you’ve read, and how do you feel about them?
Oh, gosh. I've been wracking my brain and it's very late, and very hot here! But the first character that came to mind, was Odd Thomas, star of a series of books by Dean Koontz. In fact, I think Odd is one of my favourite fictional characters. I love the fact that, because he can see the dead, he tries to keep the rest of his life as simple as possible, and I'm very excited about the new one coming out later this year.
Someone mentioned Hercule Poirot and yes, quirky definitely describes him. In a good way. Right now I can't think of any characters that have annoyed me with their quirks, but like I say, it's very late here.
Uhm .... Tasselhoff Burrfoot, from the Dragonlance novels. Quirky for sure, and always optimistic. Lincoln Rhyme, from Jeffrey Deaver's crime novels. A paralysed forensics expert with plenty of foibles and failings.
Look at that _ I'm on a roll! I'm sure there are others. They're just not coming to me right now.