Book whose main character you want to marry

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 14

I have narrowed it down to two.  My sensible choice and my more imprudent, guilty-pleasure choice.

Potential future husband number 1: Mr Darcy played by Colin Firth

My sensible choice is of course, Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.  A wealthy man, Darcy is not intimidated by a well-educated woman and makes declarations along the lines of; “In vain have I struggled, it will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”  He also looks damn good in a top hat.

Potential future husband number 2: Eric Northman, played by Alexander Skarsgård in the television adaptation True Blood

My second, more impulsive choice, is Eric Northman from Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse Novels, specifically his persona from the fourth book, ‘Dead to the World’, where he loses his memory and becomes less the vicious vampire and more the croon worthy studmuffin.  Vicious or not, however, it has to be said that his on-screen character played by Alexander Skarsgård in the television adaptation ‘True Blood’, is quite the sexy spunk.  Being a vampire and all, and a misbehaving one at that, I suspect he’s probably not the marriage type…but just look at him!

~storytelling nomad~

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20 comments on “Book whose main character you want to marry

  1. There is nothing I say say that is appropriate about these men. I’m thinking of me and them in a Kate sandwich. Excuse me. I have… to … go… do something.

    But first, at the end of the first episode this season(4) when Eric told Sookie she was “his”. I couldn’t sleep, because I could not get it out of my head that he needed to say that to me. It was a restless evening.

    • Ha ha! I hear ya! I hear ya!

      Have you read the books? Because when I found out what book this season was going to be based on I got pretty darn excited…it’s a good one!

      • This is the book in the series that caused me to stop reading. To aviod any spoilers I’ll include my thoughts in the email I’m shortly sending your way.

      • I read the others so long ago that I don’t feel in a position to convince you otherwise and to keep reading them because I actually don’t remember if they were any good!

        I do remember thinking that I must buy the next one (good sign!), but I didn’t because I had purchased the first 7 or 8 as a boxed set with cool illustrated covers, and since, they have re-released them with what seems like about 3 different covers?! In any case, I was hanging out til I could find the next book with the same cover design that I already had…weeks, months, years went by until I just sort of stopped looking!

        Then, I found it on the Book Depository and now it’s sitting on my wishlist waiting for my order. So, I’m thinking I must reread them before I buy it…at which point I might let you know whether you should pick them up again ;)

  2. Cool question. I was in love with Jace Hammond from Rachel Vincent’s Shifters series.

    I also like Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries a little too much–especially with Ian Somerhalder playing him on CW’s TV version.

    However, with my luck, I’d probably end up with Henry Chianski. Chianski is a character created by Charles Bukowski. He was played by Micky Rourke in Barfly and by Matt Dillon in Factotum. LOL

    • Ah Catie! I’m not familiar with any of these characters I’m afraid! I’ve been meaning to get into the Vampire Diaries, the TV series too, but I just haven’t yet found the time. Either way, it seems like you have a few worthy contesters for your affections!

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  4. I agree about Northman. I do not understand Sookie’s infatuation with Bill, in real life or otherwise. Of course, I’m basing this off the series and not the books. Which is rare and weird of me.

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