Thursday, January 31, 2008

Quirky (BTT)

This week’s question is suggested by (blogless) JMutford:

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?
I had a hard time thinking of characters tonight. Maybe I'll come back and add to this tomorrow.

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.


Breeni Books said...

I've never heard of either of those. I'll have to check them out.

Happy BTT!

Literary Feline said...

I love eccentric characters! I haven't heard of the two you mention, I'm afraid. Louis sounds like a very intriguing character.

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