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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Favourite Male Characters in Literature from the Last 10 Years of Reading

As I posted my favourite female fictional character list a few weeks ago I could hardly not post my favourite male character list too! As with the previous post this list is in no particular order (except maybe slightly chronologically) and is certainly not rank ordered. Some character names will also be dropped in despite not always being read in the preceding 10 year period. So, let’s get listing…

Commander David Cochrane Smith – Ship of Force (and others) by Alan Evans

Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Randle Patrick McMurphy – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kessey

Joe Miller – The Expanse series by James S A Corey

Richard Sharpe – The Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell

Captain Jack Aubrey – The Master & Commander series by Patrick O’Brian

Henry DeTamble - The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Doremus Jessop - It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Captain William Kite - The Guineaman/The Privateersman by Richard Woodman

‘Victor’ – The ‘Victor’ series by Tom Wood

Dr. Bernard Rieux - The Plague by Albert Camus

Maurycy Szczucki - The Death of the Fronsac by Neal Ascherson

James Ogilvie - Drums Along the Khyber by Duncan MacNeil

Police Investigator Porfiry Petrovich - A Vengeful Longing (and others) by R N Morris

Edgar Hill - The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J Walker

Thomas Kitson - The Street Philosopher by Matthew Plampin

William “Ridgerunner” Moreland - The Outlander by Gil Adamson

Takeshi Kovacs - Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan

Yashim the eunuch - The Janissary Tree (and others) by Jason Goodwin

Tom Nash - House of the Hanged by Mark Mills

Oliver Mellors - Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D H Lawrence

Will Swyfte - The Devil’s Looking Glass (and others) by Mark Chadbourn

Jean-Baptiste Baratte - Pure by Andrew Miller

Jake Geismar - The Good German by Joseph Kanon

Mark Watney - The Martian by Andy Weir

Thomas Hookton – 1356 (and others) by Bernard Cornwell

Nathan Ward - The Poisoned Crown (and others) by Amanda Hemingway

State Prosecutor Paul Copeland - The Woods by Harlan Coben

Admiral Phillip Kolhammer USN – Axis of Time trilogy by John Birmingham

Erast Fandorin - The Winter Queen (and others) by Boris Akunin

Joe Pitt - Every Last Drop (and others) by Charlie Huston

Colour-Sergeant Jack Tanner - Blood of Honour (and others) by James Holland

Well, that’s more than I thought I’d have at this point. I’ll add the obvious ones here too – despite not reviewing anything with them in during the period in question: Sherlock Holmes and Duncan Idaho (from the Dune series). I’ve probably missed a few but what is life without room for improvement?


mudpuddle said...

interesting... never heard of any of them, lol... i'd include Sherlock and Yossarian (catch 22)...

Helen said...

I love Atticus Finch and Jack Aubrey too - although I prefer Stephen Maturin!

CyberKitten said...

@ Mudpuddle: LOL - Atticus Finch??? I DNF'd 'Catch-22 so Yossarian didn't make the cut.

@ Helen: I thought about adding Maturin but erred on only on character per book/series.

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken said...

Atticus Finch <3 Though, I have yet to read Go Set a Watchman because I can't bear to see Atticus be anyone but who I thought he was in Mockingbird.

CyberKitten said...

@ Sarah: I've been put off 'Watchman' by some of the reviews/comments about it. Wasn't it unfinished or something and only published after she died to make money for her estate/relatives or something like that?