Friday, February 3, 2012

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 15

Edited to add: Jessica's Book Chat prompt this week at Sweet Green Tangerine is our favorite male character, so I'm linking up with this old post. I also wanted to share the adorable button she made for today. Enjoy!

  
Day 15 – Favorite male character

This one was tough. I didn't want to pick a Harry Potter character because I've been using that series too much during this challenge. I also considered Dirk Pitt, but I already used his series, too. I just finished a book with a pretty cool male character, but I want to save that book for a later date. Choices, choices. But, I finally had to decide, so I did. And the winner is ...

 
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Sir William Stafford, from The Other Boleyn Girl. This is kind of a weak choice, I admit, because although he is a main character, he isn't super present in the book. I do remember silently cheering for him throughout the whole book though, and he's a stable source of support for Mary. So there, I had to pick, and I did!

P.S. - When I was looking for a picture of William Stafford, I noticed he was played by Eddie Redmayne in the 2008 movie. Why does that name sound familiar? Because he's playing Marius in the upcoming Les Miserables movie! Eek! (The casting choices for which I've already blogged about twice - once last month and again yesterday, oddly enough.)

Help me out here - who is your favorite male character from a novel? What obvious characters am I blanking on?

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables and the other Anne books! And Michael from The Princess Dairies.

Megan Stroup said...

That's funny that you mention that because I was totally thinking, "Hmm, I liked the guy from Anne of Green Gables," but it's been so long since I've read them that I couldn't remember anything specific about him! lol

And oh yes. Princess Diaries books > movie.

Erinn said...

I totally rooted for Stafford through the whole book! I never actually saw that movie but I really got into the book. He was such a good character in a shit storm of circumstances. He held his own and to me, that is awesome. Good choice!

I went HP related on this one. I am not sorry at all :D

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

I love a good underdog.

I was actually looking through your book challenge last week and saw this post which is what motivated me to do this prompt. :)