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02 September 2005 @ 08:53 pm
Reader Request Month: Day 2  

Ten characters in books I sort of intend to read someday but have never made any real effort to do so:

  1. Roland (The Song of Roland)
  2. Constance Bonacieux (The Three Musketeers)
  3. Catherine (Wuthering Heights)
  4. Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre)
  5. Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov (Crime and Punishment)
  6. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
  7. Howard Roark (The Fountainhead)
  8. Sal Paradise (On the Road)
  9. Hiro Protagonist (Snow Crash)
  10. Jonathan Strange (Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell)

It's actually not entirely true that I've never made any effort to read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell; in fact, I own it. I just haven't cracked it open yet.

This list comes in response to Greg Sorenson's desire to see Hiro Protagonist mentioned in a list.

 
 
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a2zmoma2zmom on September 3rd, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
Take my work for it. You don't want to read The Fountainhead.
EdHed: bookedhed on September 3rd, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
I say no also to Fountainhead, but you should definitely read Jonathan Strange and The Three Musketeers. And the Green Gables series and Jane Eyre, although perhaps too girly for you?
John Heatonjheaton on September 5th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
Well, you know, my best friend once said to me (after I told her that I was slightly interested in seeing the movie Ice Princess), "you're kind of a girl." And I once wrote of myself, after finishing Bridget Jones's Diary and realizing how pleased I was to see Bridget end up with Mark Darcy, "It's official: I'm a girl." So I think I can handle the, ah, girlishness of Anne of Green Gables and Jane Eyre.
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(Anonymous) on September 3rd, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
But is The Fountainhead less of a waste of time than Atlas Shrugged? It's shorter, but worse.

John, you may be too old to read Rand now. To paraphrase Chef, there's a time and place for everything, and it's called "college." To try to catch up now would be like when I incurred a library fine at age 30 on Judy Blume's Forever. --Greg
John Heaton: punk!jheaton on September 5th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Don't mistake inertia for lack of desire.
Vocabulary Lass: books_miggyadjrun on September 17th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Hiro Protagonist is KEWL!!!