So yesterday, I undertook this small crowdsourcing (yeah, even I like using cool words) project on Twitter. I asked people what their favourite fictional character(s) from books is/are, using the hashtag #CharactersILove. And yes, a lot of women answered with Howard Roark. But the list wasn’t so predictable as well. There were some interesting names indeed. So, here goes:
1. @RootKanal – Marvin the Paranoid Android from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
2. @rbd_sqrl – Scott Pilgrim and Susie Bones
3. @BillyMcBoney – Marvin from THGG
4. @_DesiPsycho – Lin & Didier Levy from Shantaram, Agastya Sen from English August
5. @AreyOhChampa – Sherlock, Alice
6. @1203JanE – Howard Roark and Dominique Francon from The Fountainhead
7. @WhysoDrunk – Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird and John Yossarian from Catch 22.
8. @Rhythmnguitars – Rebecca from novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier and the women of Saadat Hassan Manto.
9. @thenesseeffect – Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
10. @nari_ssist – Howard Roark
11. @thebongbabe – Marvin, Jeeves, John Galt from Atlas Shrugged and Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
12. @LizaSaha – Howard Roark and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights
13. @juneymb – Hercule Poirot
14. @vivekisms – Queen Elizabeth II from The Uncommon Reader, Roxanne from Bel Canto, Julian from The Song is You, Justine from The Alexandria Quartet, Bennie from A Visit to The Goon Squad, David from The Sacred and Profane Love Machine, Eiji Miyake from number9dream, Wendy from This is Where I Leave You, Zenia from The Robber Bride, Renee from The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Saladin Chamcha from The Satanic Verses, Pecola from The Bluest Eye, Gustave from A Wild Ride Through the Night, Emma from Madam Bovary and finally (as he told me) Anna from Anna Karenina.
And here are some of my inputs, which I also tweeted: Rajkumar from The Glass Palace, Adrian Finn from A Sense of an Ending, Ishigami from The Devotion of Suspect X and Mikal from The Blind Man’s Garden.