Our Friends in Books
Jeanne just posted about how's she's fond of the time she spends with her characters in her own novels. But there are also the characters we love in other novels.
Sometimes we meet these characters when we are children. BookDwarf
posted yesterday about books that both adults and children can enjoy. I first read Jane Eyre
when I was a clueless 13-year-old. I "found" it in the library and had no idea that anybody else had ever read it. I pronounced the title "Jane Eerie."
Naturally I loved Jasper Fforde's
bonkers The Eyre Affair
, about a parallel world in which literature rules and characters from books are kidnapped by brilliant villians.
Anyone else have a favorite character who was/is almost a friend? You know, one of those friends who moved away, but you shared some good times and still think of them?
On another note, I will be at Borders in San Rafael
, CA, on Wednesday, July 19, 7:00 p.m. If you live in the area, please come and say hello.