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Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Discussion: Which Fictional Character Do You Have the Hots For?

This is slightly more risque than the average Monday Discussion post, but I saved this link from back in May and I thought with the impending release of the next Twilight movie this was a great question.

The article from January Magazine, Inappropriate Thoughts About Fictional Characters, is hilarious, but also thought provoking.  Think about all the women out there in love with Edward from Twilight, or those a bit older in love with Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.

So today, since I have mixed company of regular Monday Discussion contributors, I thought it would be fun for us all to share the fictional characters we have had a crush on.  I would like to keep it to books, but feel free to move into other media if you feel strongly (see below)

I will go first to break the ice.  As a kid, I loved Nancy Drew mysteries and definitely had a crush on Ned Nickerson, her boyfriend.

These days, I get crushes on the hapless male characters who just need a good woman to help them set themselves right.  It must be the mother in me.  A great example of this is Israel Armstrong in the Bookmobile Mysteries, click here to read about himJackson Brodie from Kate Atkinson's suspense novels also fits this bill for me.  Use this link to read more.

Moving off of the crush category and more into the "hots for," it is hard to deny that Vampire Eric in the Sookie Stackhouse books is pretty sexy. Add in Alexander Skarsgard's portrayal of him on True Blood, and it is hard to deny his appeal.

So, now it is your turn.  Share you fictional crushes.

Remember you can follow past Monday Discussions here.


Anonymous said...

Easy Question!!! Heathcliff, Holden Caulfield, Mr. Darcy, and of course The Vampire Eric!!!

John BPL RA said...

I'd really like to give it to that Maisie Dobbs. On the covers of the novels they have photographs of her that are hot as all hell. I don't know if they did a photo shoot with a model dressed in 20s clothes or if they used old shots from that era, but the thought that she could be a real, living woman is incredibly erotic. Her fictional persona is one of intelligence, success and beauty. What more could anyone want?!!

Mike said...


In John Sandford's 'Prey"
series, the main character
Lucas Davenport is married
to a surgeon named Weather
who is described as a very
pretty woman who is smart,
sexy and tough. Plus, she
met Lucas by performing an
emergency tracheotomy on him
that saved his life! What more
could a guy ask?!

Anonymous said...

Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Diarmuid from Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, and Gen from Megan Whalen Turner's Attolia series

Kathy BPL RA said...

I certainly agree with Jackson Brodie. Another detective - Erast Fandorin from the Boris Akunin mystery series that starts with "The Winter Queen." He is super smart yet sensitive and a wee bit naive with a baby face. And Muley from "Crossing California" by Adam Langer is exactly the type of boy I would have crushed on in my early teen years.

Donna said...

Definitely Rhett Butler -- both the book and Clark Gable.

CrystalV said...

I have a crush for Noah in the Notebook. I know it's typical but what can I say, I am a hopeless romantic

Chris said...

Jack Reacher - the whole Tom Cruise casting debacle has really caused problems for me. Definitely one movie that I will avoid so as not to ruin what is already in my mind!!

Rebecca said...

yep, Heathcliff. As a friend once to me in agreement, "I like 'em hot and f***ed up." LOL

Jessi said...

Jamie from Outlander for me