Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Dinner with Characters from Novels

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We've all heard of the "If you could invite (seven, ten, etc.) famous people from history to dinner, which ones would you invite?" exercise.

Here's a twist: If you could invite seven to ten characters from novels for dinner, who'd be on your list?

[Update: My own list is in the comments below.]


Steve Layman said...

Jesse Stone (via Robert B. Parker,et. al.)
Huck Finn
Tell Sackett (via Louis L'Amour)
Bagger Vance (via Steven Pressfield)
Tom Wingo (from Pat Conroy's Prince of Tides)
Stephanie Plum (via Janet Evanovich)
Travis McGee (via John D. MacDonald)
Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo)
Ex-Pfc Wintergreen (from Catch-22)

Kurt Harden said...

Dick Rathbone (the Beast God Forgot to Invent)
Rip Van Winkle (after the nap)
Mole, Rat, and Toad
Tom Sawyer
Huck Finn
Frank Bracebridge (Washington Irving's Sketch Book)
Bilbo Baggins

Daniel Richwine said...

Rumpole of the Bailey would have to be one for me.

Michael Wade said...

Great choices!

M<y list would be:

Sherlock Holmes
Harry Flashman
Hermione Granger
Atticus Finch
George Smiley
Jane Eyre
Hercule Poirot
Stephen Maturin
Becky Sharp
Obediah Slope

Steve Layman said...

How on earth did I leave Maturin off my list? Good catch. I might add Samwise Gamgee. I always thought of him as Tolkien's real hero. S

Michael Wade said...


I think you are right about Samwise Gamgee. He was the real hero.