Friday, January 03, 2014

The 6 most memorable pets in fiction

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Sara Jonsson tagged the six most memorable pets in fiction, including:
Crookshanks (Harry Potter series)

This giant, snooty, smooshed-face puffball from the Harry Potter series is a perfect example of why you should never assume you know what a cat is thinking. It’s rumored that Crookshanks is technically half kneazle, a very useful mythical creature resembling a lion. If you’re lost, a kneazle will protect you and lead you home, and if you’re hiding a rat in your shirt pocket that happens to be a transfigured servant of Lord Voldemort, they will stop at nothing in order to destroy it, as kneazles are very adept at recognizing untrustworthy people.
Read about another pet on the list.

Albus Dumbledore is one of Rachel Thompson's ten greatest deaths in fiction.

Hermione Granger is among Nicole Hill's nine best witches in literature and Melissa Albert's top six distractible book lovers in pop culture.

Dolores Umbridge is among Melissa Albert's six more notorious teachers in fiction, 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.

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 Chrissie Gruebel's list of six top fictional holiday parties and John Mullan's list of ten best graveyard scenes in fiction.

The Harry Potter books made Melissa Albert's list of more than eight top fictional misfits, Cressida Cowell's list of ten notable mythical creatures, and Alison Flood's list of the top 10 most frequently stolen books.

--Marshal Zeringue