Tuesday, July 22, 2014

top ten characters I would want with me on a deserted island

This week's Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish is a subject that is near and dear to my heart...the deserted island scenario.  When I was a little kid I figured I outwitted the "What food would you bring with you?" question with the (best) answer - PASTA - because! 1) Pasta is delicious.  2) You can make any kind of sauce with the supplies at hand wherever you may be, thereby guaranteeing variety (which is, as they say, the spice of life).

But, getting back to it - here are the Top Ten Characters I would want with me on a deserted island:

Jamie Fraser, Outlander - Hunky and good with non-modern warfare...enough said.
Lisbeth Salandar, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - On the other hand, and on the off chance there is computer activity, I would want her around.  Even if she'd probably hate my guts.
Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games - Someone who would be good with limited resources and high panic situations.
Harriet Vane, Gaudy Night - I feel like we could have a great conversation over the fire pit.
Hannah, Little Women - Is it bad that I picked Hannah for food reasons? I think it would be key to have someone who both kind of mothered and was also thrifty and made good food.  Girl's gotta eat.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind - You'd for sure need a wily character, in case there were any shady types on the island we'd need to trade with (...or something?) Doesn't hurt that he's also a bit of a dreamboat.
Sherlock Holmes - Could probably figure out how to get us off the island, and solve crimes at the same time.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird - He seems like a strong moral compass to have around, and would be handy in case of legal matters.  You know, forming a new society, contracts, etc.  Thinking long-term here.
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger - They probably would not want to be BFFs with me, since they are already BFFs with each other, but it would be good to have (loyal, brave, caring) friends around.
Paddington Bear - For comfort.

Isn't it funny to think of them all together on an island, and how they'd interact with each other? Not well, I think.  Looking at it, I picked characters with very strong wills, who are determined and prickly (for the most part).

Plus...bonus! Character I would NOT want on a deserted island with me: The Underground Man, unless I wanted to get talked (and talked and talked) to death.  ;)

What about you? Do you love or hate deserted island scenarios?


  1. Some great choices. Hooray for Paddington Bear and Sherlock Holmes! Would it be too obvious for me to pick Robinson Crusoe, lol.

    I did a Teaser Tuesday today for The Assassin in the Marais (Victor Legris #4) at http://wp.me/pZnGI-nB

    1. Thank you! I hadn't even *thought* of Robinson Crusoe, haha! Smart choice.