It’s another Tuesday and another list. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday Unlikable characters you can’t help with love.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
A fun topic this week , so in no particular order here are the top ten unlikable characters I can’t help but love
Daniel Hawthorne from The Word of Murder by Anthony Horowitz
Hawthorne is the ex-detective working with Horowitz to produce a series of books but somehow Horowitz ends up right in the middle of solving murders rather than writing about them. Hawthorne starts off in the first book as abrasive, tight git but he slowly evolves into a man with his own tight moral code, loyal, dedicated father and a man with an elusive past but still somehow remains a tight, abrasive git!
Harriet from The Change by Karen Miller
There aren’t many middle-aged, anti-heroines in fiction today, so I loved Harriet from The Change, an ex-copy writer who embraces her inner rage to become something society is terrified of- a woman who really doesn’t care or confirm. I should disapprove of her casual love life, murders, and awful revenge but I can’t but help but admire her,
Lymond from the Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett
Can I ever write a list with mentioning Lymond? Francis in the first book of the Lymond Chronicles, The Game of Kings, is a brash, annoying ,dangerous ,drunk traitor as well as being a terrible brother and son and this doesn’t change much in the later books. But you can’t help but love his intelligence, loyalty, wit and his love for Scotland (and his mother).
Queen Mab from the Dresden Files
I have read all the books in the Dresden files (about 20 I think) and Queen Mab pops in and out helping Dresden in his times of need and then extracting a deadly price-A terrifying surrogate mother figure of sorts but someone I can’t help but like.
Margot Cleary from The Power by Naomi Alderson
Margot is a mother of two girls in a world where young girls and women have developed the power to shock people, but she is also a politician. So, you can see why she wants to create a world where women can use their power freely. She does takes this a bit too far ( ok much too far) by almost destroying society, but she was still my favourite character in the book especially when she learns to tap into her own power.
Rebecca from Rebecca by Daphne Du Marier
Rebecca is the mysterious and dangerous woman who is the complete opposite of the conventional narrator, but she casts a strong presence in the book. Another woman who did as she pleased regardless of the cost- someone who I should despise but deep down actually like.
Damien Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries (tv and book)
So, this one might because of Ian Somerhalder’s portrayal of a Vampire who falls in love with a mortal, but Damien is a conflicted vampire and brother who can’t stop being bad even when he is trying to be good.
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