Not Enough Bookshelves: Hero

Thursday, 6 March 2008


You should have seen this one coming … Who is your favorite Male lead character? And why?

Will from Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Material Trilogy is one of my favourite characters of all time. He is kind, brave. clever. loving and loyal the perfect hero.

Frederick Wentworth from Persuasion. I like that even though Anne hurt him he still can’t bare to see her unhappy or in discomfort. There is also his way with words, the letter he writes after overhearing Anne’s conversation is just perfect. It gives me goose bumps. Of all Jane Austen’s heroes I think he would be the nicest to live with.

Having just finished the Twilight books Edward Cullen and Jacob Black have to be mentioned. Edward maybe a vampire but he’s also impossibly handsome, caring, kind and selfless. Jacob maybe a werewolf but he’s funny, sympathetic, full of life and handsome, of course!

Kit form China Blues. He’s not really the hero of the novel but he is for me. He’s smart and funny and kind and he keeps loving and trying to protect Lizzie from herself and other people right till the end. He’s the only character in the novel who sees her as she really is and loves her anyway.


  1. I only know Wentworth. I like him too. Others, I have not heard of.

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  2. Great picks there!

    I’d have to add Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby and Jake Barnes from The Sun Also Rises.


  3. Hummm, I know Will of course, but the others are all new.


  4. Captain Wentworth is a good choice, but not quite my favourite. And Will is lovely.


  5. Wentworth is one of my favourites as well, easier to live with on a daily basis that Darcy, I think, But Mr Knightly is my favourite Austen hero.


  6. I like Fredrick as well. He’s a good one.


  7. I love Will as well. 😀

    I’m hoping the third book is as good as The Subtle Knife!


  8. I never read any of these heroes, except for Jane Austen which is great 🙂

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  9. I keep remembering and re-remembering that I want to read Persuasion, thanks for reminding me!!

    I see that you give it 4/5! I actually will admit that I have not read Austen yet…which is your favourite out all of hers?

    Haven’t heard of your other heroes…wish I had.


  10. GT – He is very cool
    Yvonne – Haven’t read either of those so I’ll have to check them out
    Val G – ah Will one of my all time favourite heroes even if he is 12 you know he’s going to grow up to be great.
    Geranium Cat – Thanks
    TableTalk – I always think Mr K is too annoyingly right although I do like him.
    Chris – He is
    Trish – It has it’s moments but The Subtle Knife is still my favourite of the three.
    Julia – Jane A is great.
    Bethany – you have to start with Pride and Prejudice


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