Thursday, March 06, 2008

Hero Sandwich

Perhaps I should have seen this week's BTT question coming and prepared something...

Who is your favorite Male lead character? And why?

1. Barney from Mordecai Richler's Barney's Version- Is Barney my hero, or is Mordecai? I get them confused. Cantankerous, sarcastic and politically incorrect but oh-so-lovable.

2. Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird- How does a character this saintly manage to not be annoying?

3. Iago from Shakespeare's Othello- Pure evil. But delightfully so.


Melody said...

John, thanks for visiting my blog! I'm not familiar with #1, but the other two sounds good. I've yet to read To Kill a Mockingbird although I've it in my pile...I know I need to get to it soon!

John Mutford said...

Melody: I only got around to To Kill A Mockingbird last year, but it was well worth the wait. #1 is Canadian. Richler isn't everyone's cup of tea but he takes the stuffy out of CanLit.

Remi said...

Barney's fine.

Henry Chinaski from the Bukowski books.

Kilgore Trout from Vonnegut.

Anonymous said...

As I have not read much CanLit, I can't comment on Barney. The other two are fine. I thnk Iago is great choice.