July 9th, 2019

Eric/Lux

Top Ten Book Characters Who Remind Me Of TV/Film Characters

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is "character freebie," and I wasn't sure what to do with that until I decided, you know, I have this terrible habit of falling in love with screen characters and then deciding I really need to see them in a written story as well, with richer exploration of the internal unspoken. To which you're probably thinking, "Fanfic? Exists??" but no. I want a whole novel-length AU written to professional publishing standards (I try tie-in novels, but more often than not they smack of work for hire and are less emotionally fulfilling than true fanfic).

This is not quite the same as just imagining an actor -- though it often ends up that way once the book character is established enough -- because I very specifically want a book character with a similar personality / behavior to the screen character. Which means I need to find a plausible starting match. It's a whole thing I waste hours on googling every couple of months, and every single time I come up empty-handed I yell anew, "WHY DO YOU BOTHER WITH THIS," but then I find a book where it works and it's such a better reading experience.

Like these.
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And now the floor: what books would you add to this category? I would LOVE more recs like this -- would really cut down on my hours of searching. I'll happily take plain old actor head-casts as well.