The Fictional 100 is a great nonfiction collection all about the 100 most influential fictional characters in literature and legend - Don Juan, Sherlock Holmes, Cinderella, Madame Bovary, Hamlet, Draupadi, Perceval, Jean Valjean, Adam & Eve, Anna Karenina, Scrooge, Golem. The guest list is star-packed.
Lucy really did her research. This book is a gold mine of information, collected in a thoughtful and easy-to-digest manner. I have added dozens of books to my TBR list thanks to The Fictional 100. I've never really been interested in Pilgrim's Promise, for instance, but Lucy convinced me I needed to re-think that decision and now I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
She reminded me I never finished The Tale of Genji seven years ago and now I am (albeit slowly) working on finishing the monster chunkster thanks to her.
She reminded me why I absolutely loved Toni Morrison's book Beloved and Jane Austen's Emma, and why Holden Caulfield, while very influential to the world, is totally overrated in my humble opinion, thankyouverymuch.
I really enjoyed learning more about these characters and their inspiration over subsequent works. In fact, I liked it so much that I asked Lucy if we could do a giveaway so more people could get their hands on this great book about books. Not only did she agree, but she said we could give away THREE copies. Huzzah!!
If you'd like to enter the giveaway, fill out the form below. I will draw winners on Wednesday, August 10th!! I will notify you by e-mail if you have won. Good luck!!!