The other day we looked at favorite female characters, and my Goodreads list grew by leaps and bounds from your comments. Hopefully, you all got some good suggestions from people posting here as well. Now it’s time for male characters. And not real life people that you think are characters. Here are three of my favorites.
1. Definitely Jon Snow from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. Even from his petulance at the beginning, which obviously comes from growing up as a bastard with a “stepmother” who hates him (and who can really blame her when she sees her husband’s infidelity every time she looks at him), I adored him. Then as he grew to a leader of all and defender of his family, he became the consummate hero.
2) Frodo, the bumbling, adventurous hero from the shire in The Hobbit by Tolkien is a favorite character of mine. The shire is awesome and I want to live there. Frodo is everything I’m not. I don’t even like to go outdoors in the dark. Adventures? No thank you. But I so admire those that have them.
3) Harry Bosch from the Michael Connelly series. I love detective novels and if you like reading about a tortured soul who gets the job done, Harry Bosch is the detective for you. From the first Harry Bosch novel The Black Echo, I have been drawn to this character. If you like series and like finding interesting characters, this series is perfect. I have never watched the movies or tv show (I don’t even know which it is) because I don’t want to ruin how I imagine him to be and act. There are very few novels where I have seen the movie and thought it was as good as the book.
Okay. Your turn.