Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday - 10 Favorite Characters

The topic at The Broke and Bookish this week is: All Time Favorite Characters. If I were to start listing my favorite characters from all the books I've ever read, the list might go on for days. So I decided to limit myself to one book.

Yes, I'm aware that I am completely admitting my nerd (or geek, depending on whom you ask) credentials here but I don't mind. Anyone who loves Star Wars as much as I do long ago gave up any pretense of being cool.

So, without further ado, here are my 10 Favorite Middle Earth Characters:

1. Aragorn / Strider. Forget what you think you know about him from the movies. He is far more and far better in the books.

2. Eowyn. Such a deep, well-drawn character. (Part of me still wants to name one of my daughters after her.)

3. Faramir. I have two words for what Peter Jackson did to this character: Character Assassination. Unforgivable, if you ask me.

4. Frodo. Of course. Everyone loves Frodo.

5. Samwise. Not to give anything away, but he's the real hero, don't you know.

6. Gandalf. Grey or white, he gets a lot of the best lines.

7. Gimli. This is most likely influenced by the movie, I'll admit. Along with:

8. Legolas. The Middle-Earth Odd Couple, in the book they actually serve as far more than just comic relief.

9. Treebeard. Talking tree. Very wise. Impossible to hurry.

10. Galadriel. Fascinating and enigmatic.

Who would make your top 10 list of favorite characters?

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