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What is your favourite character in literature? My favourite character in literature is Pierre Bezukhov form "War and Peace " L.N. Tolstoy. Do you have some favourite charter in literature? Which one and why do you like him or her? Would you like them to be live today? 
Mar 2, 2018 2:22 PM
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So hard to choose just one, but here are three of my favorites and why...

1. "The Mechanic" in Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg. Because he is the type of man I wish there were more of in the world. A man who isn't afraid to nurture those weaker than himself, and fight those who are stronger. 

2. Zaphod Beeblebrox from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. If there was ever a creature who knows what fun is, it's Beeblebrox. Since I personally have so much trouble having fun, I stand in awe of Beeblebrox's attitude. 

3. Manlius Hippomanes from The Dream of Scipo by Iain Pears. This character is the only fictional representation of myself I've ever seen -- and I read a lot of fiction. He's my ancient Roman twin. I couldn't believe it when I encountered him! 

March 3, 2018
I fell in love with (Khaled ) inthe most famous Palestinian novel (Time of white Horses) A man in the sense of the word and brave and has a genuine Levantine chivalry and loved his wife very much despite his mistakes
March 2, 2018
Sergey, I don't know why but it is really difficult to find books by Ilf and Petrov translated into English. Maybe a nice "part time job" for you!
March 2, 2018
Ostap Bender forever!
March 2, 2018
On a different day I'd pick a different character, but today I'll pick Lemminkäinen from the Kalevala (the epic poem at the center of Finnish mythology). He is absolutely convinced that he is a great hero, and sets out on great quests, walking beside other characters who literally did change the world, and interacting with them as equals.  However, he continuously fails, and his mother has to come and fix his mess, constantly pretending he is still a hero.  At one point, Lemminkäinen is killed and cut into tiny pieces, and his mother has to collect all the pieces and bring him back to life.  After he is revived, he immediately sets off on another great quest, which he will also fail at. Lemminkäinen has exactly the right kind of self-deception, and I definitely wish I were more like him.
March 4, 2018
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