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  •  I had to look at my Goodreads list to remember (9+ / 0-)

    what I've read. Here are a few antiheroes:

    The Monster/Creature in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. How can you not feel for this poor guy, created and immediately abandoned by his creator, not even able to speak?

    Prince Hal/Henry V in Shakespeare. Deserts his drinking buddies as soon as he becomes king, but makes some great speeches at Agincourt.

    Rob in Nick Hornby's High Fidelity--obsessive, resistant to growing up, afraid of commitment--and so real. Read this in a book group a long time ago, and one of the guys asked the women in the group if we would date this guy. We all said yes.

    V in Alan Moore's V for Vendetta. He can be cruel and kills in cold blood, but ... he has his reasons. :) Finished this recently (my first graphic novel) and thought it was a masterpiece.

    I came across a few heroines that I may save for later, if there's going to be a heroine version of the diary.

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