Thursday, March 6, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

You should have seen this one coming … Who is your favorite Male lead character? And why?Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Hmmm ... this took some thinking! My favourite male lead is Odd Thomas. He's quirky and brave, and nice and neurotic, all at once. Then Hercule Poirot ) I seem to be attracted to eccentrics rather than classic "leading" men. And Sherlock Holmes. It sounds strange, but I envy his brilliance. Then there's the little mechanical guy from Dan Simmond's Ilium, whose name escapes me. He sentient, quotes Shakespeare and has literary discussions. Last, but not least, and I had almost forgotten, Will from Susan Cooper's Dark is Rising Sequence. He's about 11, and a lot is asked of him.

Heh ... more than I thought, in the end!


Anonymous said...

Will is a great choice and surely because of being one of the Old Ones older than his years anyway.

Anonymous said...

I haven't had a chance to read any of the Odd Thomas books, though it is on my list. I have heard a lot of good things about them. As for Sherlock, his ability to figure everything out is a great quality and does make him a great hero.

mattviews said...

I have heard of Odd Thomas but have never read the books. I'll have to put them on my list now. :)

Anonymous said...

Poirot occurred to me too, although I've only seen him in film versions. *adds to list*

BookGal said...

Odd Thomas is a good choice. Holmes is a great character - complex and brooding.

Maree said...

That was a hard question, but a good one. Thanks for your comments :)
(Blanket reply because I'm at work, and I'll forget later.)