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.My almost-total immersion in George R. R. Martin's world of A Song of Ice and Fire (I'm watching Game of Thrones and reading A Storm of Swords) has me thinking a lot about Tyrion Lannister. I've already written about him though, so I'll move on to another misshapen character I love. Matthew Shardlake from the series by C. J. Sansom.
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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Matthew Shardlake is a hunchbacked lawyer who has gotten tangled up in the very, very, very edges of the Henry VIII drama. Who doesn't love reading about Tudor times, even if it's not really about the Tudors themselves?
Matthew Shardlake is a great lawyer with a good heart and a strong sense of right and wrong. As is true in fiction as well as in real life, no one sees past his crooked exterior to see the man inside.
He does try to keep a hard exterior shell, but a few assistants have broken through. (Stay tuned; there might be a post about one of them in the future)
In the first book, Dissolution, Shardlake is investigating a murder at a monastery. At the beginning, he is a firm believer in the Reformation, but such close exposure to both the monks and the Reformers causes him to question his beliefs. At least he has the nerve to ask the questions. So many people, both in fiction and real life, just dig in their heels when confronted with something that causes them to ask questions and then hide their heads in the sand.
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