Monday, August 19, 2013

More than eight top fictional misfits

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Melissa Albert tagged more than eight of her favorite fictional misfits, including:
Harry Potter (Harry Potter).

Though Potter fits right in with the magical world he joins at age 11, the earliest years of his life were spent swimming in his cousin Dudley’s castoff clothes, hidden under lock and key in a dusty cupboard. Rowling doesn’t give us much of a look at Harry’s time in Muggle school, but how good could an underfed, bespectacled kid in need of a haircut have had it?
Read about another entry on the list. 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban appears on Amanda Yesilbas and Katharine Trendacosta's list ot twenty great insults from science fiction & fantasy and Charlie Jane Anders's list of the ten greatest prison breaks in science fiction and fantasy.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone also appears on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best owls in literature, ten of the best scars in fiction and ten of the best motorbikes in literature, and Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders's list of the ten greatest personality tests in sci-fi & fantasy, Charlie Higson's top 10 list of fantasy books for children, Justin Scroggie's top ten list of books with secret signs as well as Charlie Jane Anders and Michael Ann Dobbs's list of well-known and beloved science fiction and fantasy novels that publishers didn't want to touch. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire made John Mullan's list of ten best graveyard scenes in fiction.

The Harry Potter books made Cressida Cowell's list of ten notable mythical creatures and Alison Flood's list of the top 10 most frequently stolen books.

Dolores Umbridge is among Emerald Fennell's top ten villainesses in literature and Derek Landy's top 10 villains in children's books. The Burrow is one of Elizabeth Wilhide's nine most memorable manors in literature.

Hermione Granger is one of Melissa Albert's top six distractible book lovers in pop culture.

--Marshal Zeringue