Live like a fictional character?
Monday, June 25, 2007 at 12:13PM
Liara Covert in Inspirational Mentors

Some readers live vicariously through the lives of fictional characters, and become avid followers of particular authors' works. You may choose to read a book series based on characters whose adventures continue in different places and circumstances. How do your dreams and ideas about life evolve based on creating a friendship with such characters?

Some readers even identify closely with the experiences and lessons of characters. What about your frame of mind? As you read more titles in a series, do you consider how the author works? What does the author change? How does the author and the protagonist keep drawing readers? Consider these central characters found in series of books. How do you relate to them (or others)?

1) James Bond (author: Ian Flemming)
2) Dirk Pitt (author: Clive Cussler)
3) Harry Potter (author: J.K. Rowling)
4) Miss Jane Marple (author: Agatha Christie)
5) Mma Ramotswe (author: Alexander McCall Smith)
6) Kat Scarpetta (author: Patricia Cromwell)
7) The Hardy Boys (author: Franklin W. Dixon)
8) Sherlock Holmes (author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
9) Indiana Jones (author: Rob Macgregor)
10) Lara Croft (author: Mike Resnick)
11) Judy Bolton (author: Margaret Sutton)
12) John Terrence Clark (author: Tom Clancy)
13) Rama (author: Arthur C. Clarke)
14) Lemony Snickett (author: Daniel Handler)
15) Anne of Green Gables (author: Lucy Maud Montgomery)

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