Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top 10 fictional best friends that would make good real best friends

Panayiota Kuvetakis is a student at UC Berkeley studying comparative literature and theater. For Writer's Bloq, she named a top ten list of fictional best friends we'd like to have as nonfictional best friends, including:
Sancho Panza – Don Quijote

Talk about patience. This guy deals with a friend who’s convinced windmills are
ravenous monsters. Panza leaves his family just to road trip with his buddy, and then ends up having to save his friend from all the shenanigans he gets into, with nothing but a mule to as a means of transportation. He doesn’t even get a cool side-kick-mobile. He is Quijote’s rock.
Read about another entry at on the list.

Don Quixote was the second most popular book among prisoners at the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay. It is on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best literary women dressed as men and ten of the best books written in prison.

Paul Auster always returns to Don Quixote; Claire Messud hasn't read it.

--Marshal Zeringue