Fittingly, a top five

It had been my intention to review a few books today, but as I’m running hopelessly behind and my house is bomb site, I’m cutting myself some slack and opting for a quick, novelty post instead.

This week Bright Sea Publishing (who brought us Defender of the Faith) issued a challenge – to list my top five fictional characters of all time. Given that I’m still in a ‘top-fivey’ frame of mind, as a result of my recent re-read of Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity,  I rose to the challenge!

Here’s the closest I can come to a definative top five, in no particular order:

Pan, from Jitterbug Perfume (cheeky, cheeky demi-god)

Pippi Longstockings, from the Pippi Longstockings series (my hero)

Holly Golightly, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (if only I had half her style)

Sal Paradise, from On the Road (obvious? unavoidable)

Dinah from The Red Tent (strength, passion and child birth)

Not easy, and I reserve the right to change my mind by this time next week. What do you think of my list?

Who would be your top five?

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