Thursday, 31 January 2008

Quirky


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?



The first characters that spring to mind are everyone in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I just found these books and have been whizzing through them. All the characters are iquirky in there own way but also hugely entertaining and loveable. I especially love Grandma Mazur and Sally Sweet - priceless.

Then of course there is Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series. I actually found her irritating in the book but the actress who played her did a terrific job and I really liked her in the film.

Finally last week I mention The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford. The quirky characters in this are made even more interesting because Mitford claims they are based on her own family. I especially love Uncle Matthew. A man of violent passions; given to cracking whips on the lawns in the morning and hunting his children like foxes through the English country side and of course unable to stand anyone who says notepaper or puts the milk in first!

9 comments:

  1. I spotlighted Evanovich charactors too! Gotta love a book that makes ya laugh!

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  2. One of my complaints about the Evanovich seires was that Grandma got less and less space. I could really like her - at a safe distance!

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  3. Veggiemomof2 - yes you have, they are so funny.
    Table talk - I'm on book 8 so she's been in it quite a lot recenty. I love her but I'm glad she' not my Grandma!

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  4. I'm seeing recommendations for the Plum series all over the place! I'm definitely going to have to check them out.

    Happy BTT! :)

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  5. Quite a few people are mentioning the Evanovich Plum series, but I've never heard of it. I'll have a look in the bookstore. Thanks for dropping by, Alix:)

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  6. Someone else said Luna and I was mad at myself for forgetting her! Most of the Harry Potter characters are a little odd which I think is part of it's charm.

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  7. Thomas Lyn - do they are so funny
    Lesley - No problem I enjoyed the visit, let me know if your enjoy Evanovich
    Rhinoa - Yes they are but I think Luna stands out as being especially quirky!

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  8. I love Janet Evanovich's Plum series :) I always love Luna, she is too funny and always make me laugh the most :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Julia - Yen

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  9. Julia - yes they are both great.

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