Archive | February, 2016

The Desire To Hug A Character

12 Feb

Sometimes in a literary interview they ask that question “Who´s your favourite fictional character”, or “Which fictional character would you like to take out for dinner” or something along those lines.

I´ve never had an answer to that question. But I´m about to finish “The Catcher In The Rye” and I´ve just experienced something I´ve never felt before: around chapter 22 I felt like hugging the main character. That lost and traumatised sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield. I felt like wrapping my arms around him and whispering “I´m so, so sorry,” in his ear.

Anyone of you ever felt like that about a character you met in a book?
Or did you come across a character you would like to take out for dinner…?