Monday, September 9, 2013

[Coffee Shop Talk] Who Are Your Favorite Anti-Heroes?



Q: We're seeing more and more anti-heroes as main characters. 
What makes an anti-hero and do you have a favorite?

What's NOT to love about anti-heroes/heroines? They're interesting characters who live in a gray area where they don't really care to be the good guys who run in and save the day, but even though they rarely play by the rules, they don't want to be the villains either. Some of the best characters ever created are anti-heroes/heroines.

They can be crude (I'm looking at you Jack Winter), they can be addicts (like Chess, Annabelle, Cherry..and yea, Jack again), or they can be really arrogant and self-serving. But despite their imperfections, they all have redeemable qualities that make them relate-able and incredibly entertaining.  

Author Jennifer Harlow said it best "Given the choice between a conversation with a nice person or an interesting bastard I go bastard every time."

Here are some of my favorite characters who fit this category. Leave your favorites in the comments below! 



PETE CALDECOTT & JACK WINTER

SCARLET

CHESS PUTNAM & TERRIBLE

CHERRY ST.CROIX

ANNABELLE LEE
 

SIRANTHA JAX & MARCH

XANDRA VARDAN

ANGEL CRAWFORD

MARKO & ALANA
  









6 comments:

Traci Horton said...

Wow! Awesome list! I've only read Chess & Terrible, but a few of the other series are on my TBR..and guess what? Those that weren't are now LOL!

Talk Supe said...

Yes anti-heroes are awesome! They bring so much dimension to an otherwise cookie cutter do-gooder. They say things we only dare think but not utter out loud!

You have a lovely collection of them up there, Cat. I must check out the others.

Braine

Bookworm Brandee said...

Love, love Chess & Terrible!!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I'm beginning to understand the appeal of Chess and Terrible. They can definitely be considered anti-heroes. I can't wait to start book 4!

Sharonda L said...

I haven't read any of your anti-heores...but I will most definitely check them out.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Oh, yes, Chess and Terrible, Jax and March are certainly at the very top of my list, but now add to that Dred and Jael from the Jax spin-off, Perdition. They are both hardened criminals, and yet it works. It's so wonderful when an author is able to do that.
Thanks for sharing!

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