Sunday, August 15, 2010

Guest Post: Kersten Hamilton

Hey guys, our blog is part of the Novel Noise Tyger, Tyger tour. And in honor of the tour, we have a guest post from Kersten Hamilton herself! Want more info? Visit:

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For more tour stops: Tyger, Tyger tour on Novel Noise
Amanda's review of Tyger, Tyger HERE.

Anyways, enjoy the post!

Five Characters I wish I’d Created—because I love characters who do something completely and unexpectedly good.

!!!Spoiler warning!!! If you have not read the book, don’t read the blurb! I love these books and I want you to read them and love them too, in all their unspoiled splendor!

Two From Harry Potter: Snape, one of my favorite characters of all time. He was tortured and tormented as a child, and did not win the love of the girl he loved. He watched her marry his tormentor instead. Snape played a dangerous game because of his friendship with Dumbledore, and ultimately gave his life to protect his students.

And, in a hat’s off to J. K. Rowling’s sheer writerly prowess, a second character from the Harry Potter series: Fleur Delacour, for the scene at Bill’s hospital bed after he’s been mauled by Fenrir Greyback. Pure awesomeness.

From To Kill a Mockingbird: Boo Radley. He was trapped in his house by his own fears and society’s judgments, struggling with a broken mind. But Boo was there when Scout and Jem needed him.

From A Tale of Two Cities: Sydney Carton. An alcoholic, a blackmailer, and a cynic…who has just enough strength to keep a promise to the woman he loves.

From Les Misérables: Monseigneur Bienvenu, who treated one ragged and very guilty convict as if he were more costly than silver, more precious than gold.

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