Favorite Male Characters

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. a_song_of_ice_and_fire_book_collection_box_set_cover

 

 

 

 

My personal copy of The Hobbit

My personal copy of The Hobbit

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.

Photo from Goodreads

Photo from Goodreads

Okay.  Your turn.

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39 Responses to Favorite Male Characters

  1. Jess says:

    I’m obsessed with Goodreads. I’m currently reading Water for Elephants so at this point in time, Jacob Jankowski is my favorite.

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  2. My favorite character (other than me) is Ish from the book “Earth Abides” by George R. Stewart.

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  3. umashankar says:

    Sherlock Holmes retains the crown for me. The queue after that is huge, containing likes of Hamlet, Paul Morel (Sons and Lovers), Robert Jordan (For Whom the Bell Tolls), Yuri Zhivago (Doctor Zhivago), Rabbit Angstrom (Rabbit series of Updike), Toru Okada (Wind-up Bird Chronicle), John Rebus (Ian Rankin), Harry Seldom (Isaac Asimov)…

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  4. umashankar says:

    Sorry about that last one –it’s Harry Seldon. (Damn autocorrect!)

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  5. Hugh Jackman in anything, but if I had to list favourite male characters:
    Shane Schofield aka Scarecrow in Matthew Reilly books,
    John Travolta’s Angel Michael (very tongue in cheek)
    Jointly Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler in Olympus has Fallen and London has Fallen for their great one liners.

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  6. Bea dM says:

    I’m with you on Harry Bosch 🙂

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  7. I am a big fan of Jack Ryan from Tom Clancy’s book. He is a CIA spy and gets stuff done but seems like a down to earth normal guy. John Clark is also a great character in those books.

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  8. peckapalooza says:

    Stu Redman from Stephen King’s The Stand.

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  9. King Arthur, the Crystal Cave series by Mary Stewart. Brian Boru, the Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llewellyn. Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly comic book series. Zorro, by Isabelle Allende. Teddy Daniels, wonderfully portrayed by Leo DiCaprio, in Shutter Island. Also, Gatsby! Ender of Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Harry Potter. Ragnar of the Last Kingdom.

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  10. Paul says:

    I don’t know.

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  11. As with favorite female characters, the cast rotates with time and my moods. However, two characters occupy permanent places of my list: Charles Dicken’s David Copperfield, and David Foster Wallace’ Hal Incandenza (Infinite Jest). Hal is certainly not a role model, but for some reason, he is bizarre, realistic, and completely unforgettable.

    And of course, Frodo rocks too!

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  12. Henry Sugar from Roald Dahl. One of my most interesting reads as a child!

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  13. Ann Coleman says:

    I have to say Hercule Poirot, Hamish Macbeth, Marshall Guarnaccia, and Frank Mackey, just off the top of my head. And, if you count animals, Bambi…the book version, not the Disney one!

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Definitley not the Disney one! I agree with Hercule Poirot, Hamish Macbeth but I don’t know Marshall Buarnaccia or Frank Mackey. Who are they?

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      • Ann Coleman says:

        The Marshall is the main character in Magdalen Nabb’s mystery series set in Florence, Italy, which I really recommend. She was an excellent writer who, sadly, died in a riding accident a few years ago. Frank Mackey is one of the characters in Tana French’s novels, which are set in Dublin. I love her books (Frank is in “The Likeness” and “The Secret Place” but is the main character in “Faithful Place”), and all her characters are good, but he is my favorite!

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      • Barb Knowles says:

        Hold on……switching over to add to my Goodreads list…..

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