This week’s question is suggested by (blogless) JMutford:I had a hard time thinking of characters tonight. Maybe I'll come back and add to this tomorrow.
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?
Louis: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (Liz Jensen). OK--if you read it, you know quirky may be a stretch and weird may be a better word. Isn't that the beauty of quirky though? That fine line... Louis was outrageous because he was so weird. That also made him a little scary. His character wasn't fun or unenjoyable, but it was necessary for the story.
Any of the characters from Donna Tart's: The Secret History. Though sometimes they were annoying I generally enjoyed them.