Don’t you just love larger-than-life characters? The ones who jump off the page and grab you? Whether you love them or hate them, you can’t be indifferent to them.I literally just finished reading Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund, and while I didn't love the book, I did love Adam Black.
I would love to know about the characters who just won’t leave you! Most of you will probably post about how much you love (or loathe) each character, but this is a great place for the more creative ones among you to let go and have fun! Write yourself into a scene with Anne and Diana. Write a love poem in elvish for Aragorn. Draw a picture of Harry obliterating Voldemort. The possibilities are endless.
Be sure to post the book's title and author, and be very careful not to give away spoilers while talking about how much you love your characters.
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|Photo of Michelangelo's David |
taken by David Gaya
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There's more to Adam than physical perfection though. Where to start?
Lest you think he's too perfect, I'll tell you that he's broken and fragile. We never get his entire story, but enough is hinted at that my heart just bled for him. A dreamer growing up with a practical, harsh rancher for a father, his life wasn't easy. We don't know exactly what happened between them, but it has left Adam damaged. The book is set in the near future, and the war in the Middle East has gone on so long that the draft has been reinstated. Adam sees some horrific things, and does some things that he believes to be horrific. He finally ends up kidnapped and horrendously abused before being left for dead. That's where we first meet him. He's not always entirely sure what's real, and he lives in a world where he literally walks with God in the cool of the evening. At least it's literal in his reality. In the consensual reality? Who can say?
He's also an artist, and that's all he's ever really wanted to do. He's intelligent and often surprising when he randomly quotes Shakespeare or Keats or references artwork.
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