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August 27: Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters
1. Charlotte Lucas. Pride & Prejudice; Jane Austen. (Look, it made another list!) But how can a woman who throws herself in front of such a tedious bullet, even for such practical reasons, not be celebrated? And she does give excellent advice, not that Lizzy listens…
2. Fezzik. The Princess Bride; William Goldman. The gentle giant… He’s not perhaps, quite as funny as in the movie–but he’s still Fezzik.
3. Four. Divergent; Veronica Roth. He’s so tough, he only has four fears. But he’s still quite likable, not as perfect as people want him to be, and a lot more patient than I could ever manage.
4. Grandma Mazur. One for the Money; Janet Evanovich. She has a tendency to shoot first, and get into things she shouldn’t–like closed caskets–but she’s got a sense of humor, and is remarkably spry for her age.
5. Hermione Granger. Harry Potter; J.K. Rowling. She’s smart, bookish, a wicked spell caster, and kick-butt. What more could you ask for?
6. Ivy Hiselpenny. Soulless; Gail Carriger. Ivy is a little helpless in the face of danger, but an excellent source for eliciting sarcasm–and a source of amusement in awful hats.
7. Nawat. Trickster’s Choice; Tamora Pierce. He’s perfect to help deal with a dispossessed trickster god bent on reclaiming his people. A little odd, but he has a good reason for it.
8. Oberon. Hounded; Kevin Hearne. Usually, talking animals stretch the imagination a bit–but this hound has a magical reason that makes a lot of sense–and still has a very doggy sense of humor.
9. Tolliver Lang. Grave Sight; Charlaine Harris. A step-brother manager, who keeps dead-sensing Harper fed, and deals with the after-effects of her finding bodies for a living remarkably well.
10. Twoflower. The Color of Magic; Terry Pratchett. The first tourist to Ankh-Morpork, too naive and trusting (and perhaps blind) to see the danger around him, but lucky enough to survive it. He makes life interesting, for sure.