Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Characters From Books That I Would Like to Meet

Some great characters I met in books. I can imagine how it would be like if all these characters met under one roof: Wow!

  • Fatty of the Enid Blyton days, Ern and his pomes, Uncle Goon, the cop on his bicycle  - Really funny
  • Dick of the Famous Five - He appeared kind of sensible.
  • Darrel, Alicia, Irene from Mallory  Towers - The first peep into the minds of girls, into a girls school
  • Lord Emsworth, Galahad and the Empress of Blandings from Wodehouse -  Unbelievably funny
  • Ukridge is by far the greatest character I have met, another one of Wodehouse's superb creations
  • Wooster and Jeeves - An incredibly funny combination
  • Tam and Richie of Magnus Mill's incredible work 'The Restraint of the Beasts' - Unforgettable
  • Hercule Poirot undoubtedly - One of the best characters of all time
  • Perry Mason and Della street - True blue American action
  • Don Corleone, Sonny Corleone, Luca Brasi in the Godfather - Evoke violence, power
  • Joe Hardy of the Hardy boys - No particular reason
  • Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye - Honest
  • Robert Kincaid and Francesca Johnson of the Bridges of Madison County - Great yearning, love
  • Karna, Bheeshma, Arjuna, Duryodhana, Abhimanyu from the Mahabharatha - Heroes, Friends
  • Hanuman, Vali, Lakshmana  from the Ramayana - Heroes all
  • Sherlock Holmes and Watson - Inseparable and great fun
  • Tom Brown from Tom Brown's School days - One of the first people I met
  • Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - Fabulous duo
  • Achilles, Hector from the Iliad - Warriors
  • Byomkesh Bakshi from Sharadindhu Bandopadhyay - Super sleuth from India
  • Adrian Mole of Sue Townsend - Incredibly funny especially his novel 'Lo, the Flatlands...'
  • Wilt of Tom Sharpe - Completely demented
  • Jennifer Cavilleri of Love Story - First girl I met with such razor sharp wit
  •  Margaret Shanti from the Ladies Coupe by Anita Nair - Ingenious
  • Yossarian, Orr, Doc Daneeka from Catch 22 - Mad bunch
  • Gatsby from the Great Gatsby - I don't know why, but I like him
I shall stop this list for now.


Rajendra said...

I would have also liked to meet a few...all the beautiful blondes from all the American fiction I read...but seriously, someone like Birbal. And Tirsingrao, a rustic Marathi superman who drove an Eveready Half-ton-whatever that means. Of living legends, I would like to meet Nelson Mandela, to find out what he is made of...certainly not the same stuff we are.

Harimohan said...

Tirsingrao looks like a good fellow to have in the inner circles. Specially with an Eveready Half-ton, he would be formidable.

Anonymous said...

I want to meet Meghna.

Harimohan said...

Good for you anonymous. c/o Dona Paula statue, Dona Paula, Goa last I heard.

Anonymous said...

No I don't think so. That wacko Siddharth might stumble in all sick and puking.