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Fictional Couples...



From October 23, 2008:
Got this idea from Literary Feline during her recent contest: "Name a favorite literary couple and tell me why they are a favorite. If you cannot choose just one, that is okay too. Name as many as you like–sometimes narrowing down a list can be extremely difficult and painful. Or maybe that’s just me."

I'd like to be able to say Lymond and Philippa from the Lymond novels, but as it happens, I always wished Lymond would get together with Kate rather than Philippa. I'm not unhappy with the plot as it progressed, but Kate was my favourite female character in the books, and I liked her with Lymond. Other fans have explained to me why Lymond couldn't possibly have ended up with Kate, and you know what? I think that's ridiculous. The only reason he didn't choose Kate is because that isn't what the author wanted.

So. Eliminate them as my choice. Who to say. Beatrice and Benedick? Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester? Eugene Wrayburn and Lizzie Hexham? Archy and Mehitabel? (No, no, only kidding.)

Okay, my choice - no surprise, I'm sure - Aral Vorkosigan and Cordelia Naismith from Shards of Honour and many of the other Lois McMaster Bujold novels.

I was amused to see when I looked at the Booking Through Thursday website that the first person who posted anything picked as their first choice Lymond and Philppa. And I liked all their other choices, too. I should make a Top Ten list.

Lymond and Philippa might be on it, if I am feeling particularly tolerant.

Tags: booking through thursday, books
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