Sunday, August 14, 2016

SFF: The 5 Literary Characters Who Should Run For President

Sunday Fun Five #60:

#50: The 5 Résumé-Worthy Talents of the Average Book Blogger

A Countdown of

The 5 Literary Characters Who Should Run For President

5. Marvin the Paranoid Android of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
At least Marvin would be dependably honest with us, if not a doomsayer.

4. Tyrion Lannister of A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin
More bookish than brawny, Tyrion could lend a certain amount of wit that's missing in the current gamut of American politics.

3. Simon Wolfgard of Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop
Though he may not be the most peaceable man to hold the office, I think Simon would have things in order, as long as Meg Corbyn was left out of the opposing party's smear campaigns.

2. Kaladin of The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Kaladin led Bridge Four- is the United States of America really that much different?

1. Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter Series
Sure, she's a Brit, but she's also Muggle-born, the organizer of a charitable movement to free house-elves, and a brilliant witch to boot. We could use a little magic in the White House.

Which literary characters would you like to run for president? Which character would you vote for if they ran for presidency? 

I'm 110% on board with Hermione Granger 2016, by the way.


  1. What a great topic! I wish some of these could really run for President. I would vote for any of them. Haha

    1. If only there were a literary character clone creator for the real world... then we'd have a new world order on our hands! ;)
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Wendy!
      ~Litha Nelle

  2. Ha ha, so much yes to Marvin! And Hermione wouldn't take anyone's flack, that's for sure. I would choose Paul Atreides from Dune. He is fair and for the people not the establishment, and he is very wise. This was a fab topic. :)

    1. I just can imagine Marvin's acceptance speech: "Humanity is doomed. Why even bother?" I haven't read Dune yet, even though both of my brothers are crazy about it. They had the movie version in our house, and a friend and I attempted to watch it... I just couldn't even grasp the concepts, and neither could my friend. Someday I'll attempt it- when I feel my mind is ready.
      Thanks for stopping by and adding your choice, La La!
      ~Litha Nelle

  3. I think I read first five Dune books when I was about 29 and I loved them, but when I started the sixth one, Chapterhouse, I was thinking oh my gawd what the hell am I reading?! I didn't finish it, but when I did a reread of all six at 48, I had no problem with it so go figure. I cannot imagine watching the movie without reading at least the first book, so that is probably why you both had a disconnect. I just remembered that Sebastian started reading the first book either in his junior or senior year of high school, and he said he was totally disinterested. He plans on trying again after he finishes the Dresden Files books. When he does I'll tell you how he did with it. :)

    1. Yeah, the movie version of Dune was low on explanations- we kept rewinding the beginning to see if we missed something. I hope Sebastian enjoys it!
      ~Litha Nelle


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