Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday #1

This is my first time at Top Ten Tuesday, but what better first time than Top Ten Tuesday Rewind!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there will be a new Top Ten list complete with one bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join.
Top Ten Tuesday Rewind is a chance for you to go back through the archives and chose a past TTT that you want to do or even redo!

Since it is my first time, re-doing is out of question! I chose: What are your top ten Favourite Book Characters?

1. Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter by J.K Rowling: It is nearly impossible to choose one Harry Potter character that I love the most. But between Dumbledore and Voldemort, I'd definitely go with Dumbledore! Unless of course, I can say: All of them!!

2. DEATH from Discworld by Terry Pratchett: The Grim Reaper of the Discworld. I never thought 'Death' could seem so...cute! He is fascinated by humans and loves cats, and isn't cruel - just extremely efficient at his job!!

3. Lestat de Lioncourt from The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice: Two words: Brat Prince. ;)

4. Julian Carax from The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon: The mysterious, little-known writer, Julian Carax is the reason I fell in love with the novel.

5. Dr. Hannibal Lecter from the Hannibal Trilogy by Thomas Harris: Hannibal the Cannibal, the most fascinatingly intelligent and revoltingly scary character ever.

6. Marley the Dog from Marley and Me by John Grogan: He is so CUTE! This is the only book that really made me cry!

7. Professor Van Helsing from Dracula by Bram Stoker: The best vampire hunter in the history of time!!

8. Anthony Crowley from Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: The demon, serpent to be precise, who tempted Eve in Garden of Eden, and changed his name after the "unfortunate incident"!

9. Hank Rearden from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand: I am not the Ayn Rand-worshiper, that I was for a teenie period, anymore. But she does come up with some pretty great characters!

10. Sirius Black, Hagrid and the Weasley twins from Harry Potter by J.K Rowling: Sorry, but I think they deserve a special mention!!

9 comments:

The Xeno said...

:o I haven't read 6 of those books so I don't know the characters! :(
Looks like I need to buy myself an entire bookstore after my exams.
Sorry but I can't help myself. I'm adding two more.

The Cheshire Cat from Alice In Wonderland. And also The Alchemist from The Alchemist. :)

Harish said...

Only two I have read.

Adam said...

I hate, hate, hate Ayn Rand & Atlas Shrugged but I would say you picked the right character, out of those available from that horrid book. ;)

And how can anyone not love Dumbledore?!

Abhinav said...

I guess my top 2 would be Chris Macandless from Into the Wild and Aron Ralston from 127 hours. From Harry Potter it would be Snape.Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead are the greatest books ever written, it is difficult to pick the best character from these.

Priya said...

@The Xeno: Even I like the alchemist from the Alchemist! I don't like the boy though! And shockingly I still haven't read Alice in Wonderland!!!

@Harish: So then who are your favourite characters??

@Adam: Ayn Rand was slightly crazy and entirely deluded. The Revolution can do that to people :P Hank Rearden was the only character that seemed real!!

@Abhinav: I haven't read either, but I want to read both the books!! As for Ayn Rand, I have read all of her fiction works and most of her non-fiction. She has the most arbitrary philosophies ever!! The stories are good, but from the theories everything goes downhill!!

Catherine said...

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays! It's a fun weekly meme. I loved that you included Marley as one of your favs! I never thought of a dog as a character, but it works. He's definitely a character!

Priya said...

Thanks! Loved this meme :)
I do think he is a character, and an incredibly awesome one at that!!

gabrielreads said...

I love DEATH. Everything Terry Pratchett touches turns to gold obviously, but DEATH is probably his best character.

Can't say that I agree about Dumbledore, though. Without going into a ninety page thesis, I'll just say that I feel that Dumbledore used people, often destroying them, and that I can't forgive him for this. It's not just Harry or Sirius or Snape, but every man, woman, and child in the wizarding world. While he's a well-written and well-constructed character, I lost respect for him towards the end of the series.

Great list, though! New follower!

Priya said...

I love Dumbledore's character, for his personality, his magical abilities and his eccentricities and all of that. I know, he's not always warm and lovable and good; and I was kind of disappointed after that turn of events. The only thing that didn't made me lose respect for him, was that he knew he wasn't all good too! He made mistakes, that made him seem more real, and he knew they were mistakes, which is kind of like redemption!

Anyway, thanks :) I am too!

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