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September 1: Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With.
I don’t tend to read books with characters that I don’t click with, so I think eight is the best I can do this week!
- Florentino Ariza. Love in the Time of Cholera; Gabriel Garcia Marquez. There is such a thing as too much determination, especially when it’s blind.
2. Mikael Blomkvist. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Stieg Larsson.
3. Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre; Charlotte Bronte. I know a lot people love this book, and this character, but right at the end, she caves.
4. Enzo. Art of Racing in the Rain; Garth Stein. Enzo is a dog, and so I’m inclined to connect with him, and yet… unlike other dog characters I’ve read, he doesn’t feel right.
5. Clary Fray. City of Bones; Cassandra Clare. The girl just cannot make up her mind, which annoys me.
6. Margo Roth Spiegelman. Paper Towns; John Green. Margo is seen as the narrator as an ideal, so you don’t see much of the real her. But what I did see didn’t make me care for her much.
7. Sookie Stackhouse. Dead Until Dark; Charlaine Harris. This is more later Sookie than early Sookie. Somewhere along the way, she lost her focus, determination, and integrity.
8. Jean Valjean. Les Miserables; Victor Hugo. I wanted to like this man, he has a lot going for him. I just didn’t.