Sunday, August 15, 2010
Guest Post: Kersten Hamilton
Kersten's site: http://www.kerstenhamilton.com/
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.