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Most Attractive Character Of Opposite Sex In A Book?

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Scheherezade?

I pondered this for a while, then realised that most female characters in literature seem to be total nutjobs, of one variety or other, who any sane man would run screaming away from.

Easier to choose a character from movies or TV because the characterisation is much shallower so perhaps the craziness does not come out.

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Scheherezade?

I pondered this for a while, then realised that most female characters in literature seem to be total nutjobs, of one variety or other, who any sane man would run screaming away from.

Easier to choose a character from movies or TV because the characterisation is much shallower so perhaps the craziness does not come out.

Lizzie in "Pride and Prejudice" ?

She's a good character in the book and on TV Jennifer Ehle was bewitching in the role a few years back.

Too clean for my tastes, but charming and definitely not a nutjob.

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Scheherezade?

I pondered this for a while, then realised that most female characters in literature seem to be total nutjobs, of one variety or other, who any sane man would run screaming away from.

Easier to choose a character from movies or TV because the characterisation is much shallower so perhaps the craziness does not come out.

Yes, most men get to a point in their lives when this particular penny drops.

Shortly after, another penny drops when they realise that most of the women they know see these women as role-models. At which point you move to Thailand and buy a house next door to Parry.

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Jenny Sparks in The Authority?

Yes, a comic. :ph34r: But not really for the drawings which I reckon makes it legit.

The hard drinking, hard smoking, hard shagging British superheroine.

Catchphrase "****** this, I want a better world".

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Iain M. Banks has a good line in that way as well. Less so Iain Banks who specialises in nutters.

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Lizzie in "Pride and Prejudice" ?

She's a good character in the book and on TV Jennifer Ehle was bewitching in the role a few years back.

Too clean for my tastes, but charming and definitely not a nutjob.

I had thought of her: definately a better class of nutjob. She's in the 'gold-digging, thinks herself considerably better than yuw snob' sub category of nutjob.

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Jo Guest in Men Only Vol 4 July issue was always good.

Not so red hot now though.

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I pondered this for a while, then realised that most female characters in literature seem to be total nutjobs, of one variety or other, who any sane man would run screaming away from.

Easier to choose a character from movies or TV because the characterisation is much shallower so perhaps the craziness does not come out.

Agreed. Most men read books by men, and most women read books by women.

When I have read books by women authors the male characters are usually unrealistic / glamourised (which is why I don't read many books by female authors) and having seen this I recognised the same applied to women characters in books by male authors.

The women are there, they're just not like any women you know. They lack reality.

If I have to say then mythological characters would have to be top: Queen Maev, Blodeuwedd.

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Anne Elliot (Persuasion, Jane Austen) is admirable.

So is Susan Sto-Helit in various Pratchett works.

Edit: obviously I am taking "attractive" to mean attractive, and not "I want to fvck them" - I've never read any fictional character that makes me feel like that anyway, of either sex.

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Anne Elliot (Persuasion, Jane Austen) is admirable.

So is Susan Sto-Helit in various Pratchett works..

Agreed, (my previous remarks about Elizabeth Bennet notwithstanding), Austen's female characters do seem to be a class above.

And Susan Sto-Helit was another that was ticking through my mind, also, in a good way.

Frank, yes, I too find mythological flame-haired Celtic warrior women sexy in theory: But can you imagine trying to live with one? She'd be dragging you through the streets behind her charriot the first time you chose TV over doing the washing up.

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Frank, yes, I too find mythological flame-haired Celtic warrior women sexy in theory: But can you imagine trying to live with one? She'd be dragging you through the streets behind her charriot the first time you chose TV over doing the washing up.

:lol:

If it's fantasy I liked Tilda Swinton as the Ice Queen, but that's Tilda Swinton really so it's not a book character.

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