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If you could be any book character, who would it be?


This is a fun question:

If you could be any character in a book, who would it be?

I’ll go firstHuckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. I thought long and hard on this, but my mind kept coming back to Huckleberry Finn. I’m not much of an outdoors dude, and I suppose I could swim–er, dog paddle–well enough to avoid drowning, depending on how rough the water is (actually, before taking a plunge into the Mississippi River, I would be sure to put my affairs in order).  But what’s the point of being a fictional character if you don’t acquire that character’s traits?

Huck is an independent fellow. He’s not afraid to go anywhere and do anything. And he’s very liberal-minded for the time in which he lives. Plus, he doesn’t have many worries – except the possibility of being “sivilized” by the Widow Douglas – and what trouble he gets himself into  he’s pretty confident he can get himself out of.

Now it’s your turn. Who would you be and why?

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4 thoughts on “If you could be any book character, who would it be?

  1. Caitrin on said:

    Egwene al’Vere from the Wheel of Time, hands down. We’re very much alike as it is and I’d love to live in the Wheel of Time world 😀

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  2. I loved Toby Butler in a book I read so often as a young girl that I nearly memorized it. Head Into the Wind by Robinson Barnwell was never a blockbuster, is now out of print, and I’m probably one of the few who even remember it. Toby was the half-orphaned protagonist in 1930s North Carolina. I’m not sure why I loved him and that book so much, but…there you go. Some things just can’t be explained.

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  3. Robert Rodden on said:

    I would become Robert Wolff from the sci-fi fantasy novels of Phillip Jose Farmer, The World of Tiers novels. He’s an old man who stumbles through a dimension “down the rabbit hole”, gains his youth in a short time (something in the air?), where it stops about 27 or so, and discovers many many more “gateways” to other “Pocket Universes” filled with adventure and exotic characters. He’s adventureous, brave, intelligent, and compassionate after learning who he really “was”.

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