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Reveal! Sexy (or not) book characters you'd sleep with.

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Inspired by this article I came across:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/24/sexy-book-characters-_n_883237.html#s297181&title=Zooey_Glass_from

The Huffington piece there lists some unpredictable characters and leaves off some obvious choices, seems to me. Scarlett O'Hara but no Rhett Butler? The guy from the book Choke? No Mr Rochester??

Edited to add Professor Bhaer from Little Women. Not sexy (except that Gabriel Byrne played him in the most recent movie mischievous.gif ) but sooo appealing. And I swear my inspiration was the book, not the movie. I read the book repeatedly when I was a girl, but the movie came out when I was 27.
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So what book characters light your fire? Try to think of those who you fell in love with prior to having seen the character on screen. For example I didn't list V from V for Vendetta, because I only learned of him from the movie. Hugo Weaving's voice...
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Ouch!  I was going to say Dmitri Karamozov, but only if he looks like Yul Brynner (sp?).  Oooooh.... KillJoy!  I'll give this one a little more thought.

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Jonah, the narrator of "Cat's Cradle", LOL.

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...  not a character, but i have the most major, intense history nerd crush on benjamin franklin.  but mainly because of reading his work. 

 

i also kinda think ishmael is sorta hot... and starbuck.. and in my imagination, queequeg's tattoos are pretty sexy.. just drop me off on the boat and i'll hang with them all.  but i may have mistakenly read the book during some formative adolescent years. 

 

and.. Brom Bones from sleepy hollow.. cause he was so BAD. 

 

and the robert jordan from FWTBT, cause a man who can blow things up is always sorta sexy. 

 

 

 

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Aha! For Whom the Bell Tolls.  Took me a minute.

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LOL, what a fun thread.  

 

Severus Snape.  Yep.  His kind of dark aloofness is just so appealing--LOL.

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Jamie from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. *blush*
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Well, Snape was one of my first thoughts, but I didn't want to lead with him.  blush.gif  lol.gif Besides, I'm not sure how much of that is Alan Rickman.  What the heck, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Snape.

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I am almost sort of embarassed to admit this because the series is such delightful book/brain candy but here goes: Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series.

post #11 of 65
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Ouch!  I was going to say Dmitri Karamozov, but only if he looks like Yul Brynner (sp?).  Oooooh.... KillJoy!  I'll give this one a little more thought.



I only said 'try'.  Lol!   Dmitri Karamozov it is!

post #12 of 65

I Love Love Love Barrons from the Fever Series....and if you can find the out of print book Over The Moon, the hero in that Black Brady is YUMMY!

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Roland from the Dark Tower! *swoon*

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Aragorn or Faramir (Lord of the Rings), but especially Aragorn.  Although, since he's taken, really, I've always had a soft spot for Halbarad instead of Aragorn. 

I admit, my Mr. Darcy infatuation is greatly increased by the BBC movie and The Shirt. 

Lan in the Wheel of Time series - especially after I read New Spring



 

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Aragorn or Faramir (Lord of the Rings), but especially Aragorn.  Although, since he's taken, really, I've always had a soft spot for Halbarad instead of Aragorn. 
 


See, this is where the movie does make a difference for me.  The character of Aragorn in the movie is much more vulnerable, less proud.  The literary Aragorn is kingly and confident.  The Hollywood Aragorn is a reluctant leader.  And he's Viggo!  Very sexy.  Tolkien's Aragorn?  Not so much for me....

 

I would argue the same for Sean Bean's Boromir, especially the extra scenes he's given in the extended version of The Two Towers which establishes his and Faramir's relationship with their father.  Sean Bean's Boromir?  Oh, yeah!  Tolkien's?  Never.

 

 


Edited by SweetSilver - 10/24/11 at 9:39am
post #16 of 65

I just wanted to add that if I were to pick from the books, Eomer would win hands down.  Faramir comes in a distant second, more worthy of the long-term relationship than a romp. 

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I agree about Boromir, disagree about Aragorn.  Sean Bean made Boromir more sympathetic and interesting than book Boromir is.  Movie Aragorn-  I just couldn't get past his sweaty, greasy hair.  I'd never heard of Viggo Mortensen prior to LotR, so I didn't have a preconceived sexy impression of him. Book Aragorn was at least very intriguing and hinted at potential romance.  I remember reading the books when I was maybe 13 y.o. and being frustrated and disappointed that Tolkien didn't develop Aragorn's and Arwen's story more. 

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I agree about Boromir, disagree about Aragorn.  Sean Bean made Boromir more sympathetic and interesting than book Boromir is.  Movie Aragorn-  I just couldn't get past his sweaty, greasy hair.  I'd never heard of Viggo Mortensen prior to LotR, so I didn't have a preconceived sexy impression of him. Book Aragorn was at least very intriguing and hinted at potential romance.  I remember reading the books when I was maybe 13 y.o. and being frustrated and disappointed that Tolkien didn't develop Aragorn's and Arwen's story more. 


Everyone had pretty sweaty, gross hair in that movie, didn't they?  And seeing Viggo in other movies I know that it definitely was Viggo-as-Aragorn that was appealing, not Viggo himself.  (I always enjoy seeing actors getting a bit scruffy.)  But I thought that the movie characterization of Aragorn was more, hmmmm.... approachable than the literary Aragorn, and for me more attractive and appealing, just as it was for Boromir.

 

BTW, a part of Aragorn's and Arwen's story is fleshed out in Appendix A, chapter V of the Return of the King.  

 

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King Arthur...  I guess it stems from The Mists of Avalon.

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Yeah, yeah, their story is in the appendix.  Tolkien wasn't exactly writing for rabid 14 y.o. girls.  lol.gif  I wanted more!

 

 

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King Arthur...  I guess it stems from The Mists of Avalon.



Good one!  The whole bit with the stag horns and so on, very primal. Wow, it's been years since I read that.

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