Men I would date in books and other nonsense

Occasionally I have been known to participate in the question of the week (as hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read – New? Follow by email, RSS, or Twitter).  This week’s question (and request): “Who is your to-die-for book crush? What do you think they look like? Add an image to make us all happy.” While I do think the question is a bit ridiculous, I also enjoy questions that make me think. This one did. I am generally not a romantic person, nor am I particularly prone to crushes – especially on fictional people. So this required a lot of thought on my part to come up with a genuine answer. The answer: I have three – Ben Hanscomb  (IT by Stephen King), Stu Redman (The Stand by Stephen King), and George Emerson (A Room with a View by E. M. Forster). I actually picture the same person playing the first two characters (Timothy Olyphant). I imagine George Emerson as an Edwardian Edward Norton.


Timothy Olyphant as both Stu and Ben


Edward Norton as George Emerson

One of my previous romantic heroes was Edward Fairfax Rochester. Despite my distaste for him, I pictured Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester (it is the most recent version of Jane Eyre I’ve watched). Then I saw Shame. Mr. Rochester will never look the same (on a side note: I cannot believe there is now a novel called Jane Eyre Laid Bare – really, eroticizing Jane Eyre? No, just no.)



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