Sometimes I find eccentric characters quirky and fun, other times I find them too unbelievable and annoying. What are some of the more outrageous characters youâ€™ve read, and how do you feel about them? – BTT
For the most part, I don’t find many characters really annoying. I had to check back on the books I read.
JaneÂ Eyre: Mr. Rochester I think counts. I find a lot of eccentric, well written characters amusing and he’s definitely that.
Wuthering Heights: I found both Cathy and Healthcliff incredibly annoying. Moreso Cathy who isn’t eccentric as so much as incredibly self-absorbed.
Watership Down:Â General Woundwort is crazy, but incredibly well written villain.
Rebecca: Mrs. Danver is also crazy, and I found her incredibly creepy. Annoying, but necessary to the plot.
Time Quartet by Madeleine L’Engle: Sometimes I found Charles Wallace too precocious that it didn’t warm me to him.
Winnie the Pooh: Pooh is very quirky, and I love him for it.
Leo Tolstoy, Lewis Carroll, Thomas, Hardy, Louis de Bernieres, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman and many authors I read allÂ write many eccentric characters in their works. I vary from loving them to just being amused or indifferent.
There are many more eccentric characters I could name, but I’m not bothered by them for the most part. Often, they weirdest characters serve a lot of the valuable purpose to the plot of the book if not their outrageous presence.
Winnie the Pooh and Kurt Vonnegut–great choices!
Oh yes, The World of Pooh is full of eccentrics from Pooh, through Tigger to Eyore. I hadn’t thought about it, but you’re absolutely right and I love them all.
I agree with a lot of your answers! Mr Rochester is one of my favorites.