13 November 2010 @ 09:09 pm
DAY TWELVE  
Who is your favorite hero? Your least favorite?

This one will be obvious to my friends: Roland Deschain of The Dark Tower Series is my favorite hero. Not that he really is a hero, he's more of an anti-hero. He fights for the white but he's so flawed that sometimes you're not sure if you're backing the right side. That's what I love about him. I don't believe any one person is all good or all bad. Roland is a perfect example of that. I love how we get to see him grow and break down and grow again. He is remarkable. I don't think he gets enough love in mainstream literary circles and I just don't understand it. Roland may be one of the best heroes/anti-heroes ever created. Worship him. :)

I'd like to give honorable mention to Dick Halloran of The Shining. He's one of my favorite characters in general and he's just so damn likable. Very few characters in The Shining are likable. Dick is probably the only one. I suppose people would say Danny is but little kids in novels get on my nerves too easily so I am not one to judge whether Danny is awesome or not. Dick, however, is badass. He makes a small scared kid feel less alone. He has the touch or the shining and I seem to love every character King has written about with that specific skill. So basically, Dick is awesome and you should love him. haha

I didn't particularly care for Ben Mears of 'salem's Lot. He just never jumped out at me as being cool or interesting. He's a nice guy. He's a writer with a sad history but I never got emotionally attached to him. So yeah, Ben Mears is probably my least favorite hero.

Stu Redman from The Stand is another hero I didn't think was super awesome. He's a good guy but he's kind of bland. Nothing bad about him, he's a plod-through-life kind of guy with a sad history but he just doesn't stand out for me. I like characters that grow and while he does grow it's minute growth. He's extremely dull in comparison to the other heroes in that book.


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