Fictional Boyfriends

Because all the cool kids are doing it. Really, I swear. I’ve read all these awesome book review blogs who do this and, you don’t know me – but there are a few universal truths about me. One is: I can’t resist a good meme.

1. Tucker Crowe (In: Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby)
This one should be obvious. So Byronic, tortured, sweet, dirty, makes a lot fun of himself. Plus, he writes songs and reads Dickens. 

2. Henry DeTamble (In: The Time-Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger)
Another non-surprising one, more of the torture, the sweet and the dirty. Also he comes with endless beautiful drama and achingly beautiful descriptions of the girl he loves. Also he’s a librarian — need I say more? Oh, yes, and he travels in time.

3. Mortimer “Mo” Folchart (In: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke)
Yes, it’s YA. Yes, he’s just the heroine’s dad — but, god, he’s beautiful and hot. I’d date a single dad! Number 1 on the list is one, too, so is Henry. I think a pattern is emerging.

4. Remus Lupin (In: Harry Potter by Joanne K. Rowling)
Yeah, this is slightly odd, but clearly the beginning of my latent were-wolf obsession all mixed up with my thing for teachers. I invested a lot into this imaginary relationship as a teenager and he still makes me dreamy. Also very tortured and animalistic  In my head, he’s also dirty, J.K. just couldn’t tell us on account of it being YA. 😉

5. Edward Rochester (In: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë)
I only chose one of the boys in the classics, but he is undoubtedly my favourite. I also very much adore him in Jasper Fford’s adaptation in The Eyre Affair. But yeah, more patterns, also a more or less single father, tortured, dark-haired and dirty. Also he is very condescending and intense, but he appreciates intelligence in a woman. Lovely.

Who are yours? I’m dying to know!

One Comment

  1. I’d love to reply to the same, but I can’t honestly think of a fictional (as in lit) guy I’d hit. I might be too critical when I can read their narrative. 😉

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