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This week’s question is suggested by (blogless) JMutford:

Sometimes I find eccentric characters quirky and fun, other times I find them too unbelievable and annoying. What are some of the more outrageous characters you’ve read, and how do you feel about them?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

69 responses

  1. Hi everyone ( Hi Deb!) Hope everyone have a good Thursday!

    Here Mine! I know it not much hehe

    Julia – Yen

  2. Hi, everybody! This is my first time participating in BTT. 🙂

    Here’s mine.

  3. My reply is here (along with the reply for last week’s question):

    BTT: Quirky! & Huh?

    Happy BTT !!!

  4. gautami tripathy

    It made me recall characters, I read long time back.

    Here is my response.

  5. Sleepy and rambling, but it’s up here: http://justaddbooks.blogspot.com/

  6. I have always liked the quirky and outrageous characters in books it really changes the atmosphere of the story when that character comes into play.
    But I have to say that the Most quirky characters that I loved to read about was in the Terry Prattchett books from his Disc World series.
    Lord Vetinari – the town of Ankh-Morpork’s Patrician (Mayor).
    and Death himself who rides a white horse named Binky and one night when the Hogswatch Father was thought to be dead, Death himself played a Ankh Morpork version of Santa Claus.

  7. Mines up- difficult one!!

  8. At first I wasn’t sure I’d have a good answer for this one, but here’s mine after all!

  9. Mine is up! It took me awhile to conjure up some characters. Good question!


  10. […] Quirky January 31, 2008 Filed under: Wordpress — –Deb @ 1:33 am  […]

  11. Here’s mine:

  12. One man’s eccentric is another man’s mother… A fun one to answer.

  13. Mine is up here Happy Thursday Everyone

  14. As always, folks, the answers are great!!

  15. For the vast majority of my reading I wouldn’t say there are any truly quirky or eccentric characters because I would find them just as annoying as I do in the world I inhabit every day. Though I have to admit that what initially came to mind, as I was reading the question, was the cast of characters that share Harry Potter’s universe. I’m hugh fan of the HP series. The characters, and there are many, as they are written are appropriate to the story lines and therefore not unbelievable and annoying. But for most part if such a character or characters existed in a book I was reading I most likely: 1) wouldn’t finish the book; or 2) if I did finish not read anything by that particular author again, especially if those same characters were to make an appearance.


  16. Uh-oh. This turned into a loaded question and, quite possibly, a rant.

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  18. I love quirky characters. I’ve listed four of my favorites.

  19. […] Thursday is upon us, thus it is time for another Booking Through Thursday question! Sometimes I find eccentric characters quirky and fun, other times I find them too […]

  20. Here’s mine! And I’m extra proud of it, ’cause it took some thought. 🙂


  21. […] tired to do much blogging, so here’s this week’s Booking through Thursday. Sometimes I find eccentric characters quirky and fun, other times I find them too unbelievable and […]

  22. Here is my answer for this week. It’s been a lot of fun doing this one. Happy BTT everyone. 🙂

  23. Took me some thinking but I finally posted my response.

  24. A day late but sometimes it takes a while for those neurons to kick in.

    Here it is: http://thebibliobrat.blogspot.com/2008/02/booking-through-thursday-quirky.html

    Until next week…..

  25. I’m a little late this week, but mine is up at http://thebooklover.net/books/?p=21#more-21.

    Have a great weekend!

  26. […] Booking Through Thurdsay asks: This week’s question is suggested by (blogless) JMutford: […]

  27. Oh goodness, I can’t believe I suggested this and didn’t even participate. I must have been out of town or busy with work. My apologies. Anyway, Great answers everyone. Since it’s too late to post now, I find Mordecai Richler’s characters over-the-top but in a fun way, likewise with Shakespeare’s villains. John Irving and Robertson Davies characters are borderline annoying-quirky, and Jeanette Winterson’s far too stretched.

  28. Hey, wait a sec! I’m not blogless. I finally got around to posting a real response to this question…

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