Sunday, January 26, 2014

Top eleven+ Manic Pixie Dream Girls in fiction

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Lauren Passell tagged at least eleven of the best Manic Pixie Dream Girls [Passell explains the term: "In 2005, film critic Nathan Rabin coined the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl after seeing Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown, calling her 'that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.'"] in fiction, including:
Tiffany (The Silver Linings Play Book, by Matthew Quick)

Even if you only saw the movie, you get the gist. Tiffany is ballsy, promiscuous, and beautiful, and though she seems rough on the outside, she displays her inner softness by teaching Pat, a broken man, how to dance like nobody is watching, etc. And about love.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Silver Linings Playbook is among Jill Halfpenny's six best books, the Barnes & Noble Review's five top books on football, and the eight book adaptations that won 2013 Golden Globe awards.

The Page 69 Test: The Silver Linings Playbook.

--Marshal Zeringue