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Why We Love Fictional Characters

Why We Love Fictional Characters

I’m obsessed with understanding why I like a character. Why I like a story as well, but mostly what makes me drawn to one character over another. I think about this a lot when I’m reading, partly because I’m a writer and partly because it will help me find more books that I enjoy. Knowing why readers connect to, say, Eric Northman in the Sookie Stackhouse novels, is important. Why Eric? I love Eric, far more than I ever loved Bill. Bill is just…not Eric. And apparently Sookie agreed. Bill is good-looking, he’s a vampire, he’s sorta old, which makes him powerful. He’s rich, he’s compassionate, and he gave Sookie his blood (creating the blood bond) just like Eric did. So, ya know. You’d think Eric and Bill would be on fairly even ground. But it’s never been that way, for me at least. Eric Northman stands out as a… Read more »

October 8, 2012 Uncategorized 1

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