Men I would date in books and other nonsense

Occasionally I have been known to participate in the question of the week (as hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read – New? Follow by email, RSS, or Twitter).  This week’s question (and request): “Who is your to-die-for book crush? What do you think they look like? Add an image to make us all happy.” While I do think the question is a bit ridiculous, I also enjoy questions that make me think. This one did. I am generally not a romantic person, nor am I particularly prone to crushes – especially on fictional people. So this required a lot of thought on my part to come up with a genuine answer. The answer: I have three – Ben Hanscomb  (IT by Stephen King), Stu Redman (The Stand by Stephen King), and George Emerson (A Room with a View by E. M. Forster). I actually picture the same person playing the first two characters (Timothy Olyphant). I imagine George Emerson as an Edwardian Edward Norton.

Timothy Olyphant as both Stu and Ben
Edward Norton as George Emerson

One of my previous romantic heroes was Edward Fairfax Rochester. Despite my distaste for him, I pictured Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester (it is the most recent version of Jane Eyre I’ve watched). Then I saw Shame. Mr. Rochester will never look the same (on a side note: I cannot believe there is now a novel called Jane Eyre Laid Bare – really, eroticizing Jane Eyre? No, just no.)



18 thoughts on “Men I would date in books and other nonsense

  1. I love George from A Room with a View. I really liked Julian Sands from the movie. That’s for commenting in my FF. I had a difficult time deciding between Col Brandon and Captain Wentworth. Love them both!

    Kinx’s Book Nook


    1. I like to 80’s one, but I generally think Maggie Smith can do know wrong. I haven’t seen the most recent (2007?), but I do adore the story. I’ll watch it some day, hopefully it’s better than the new Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights.


  2. I’d be happy to look at Timothy O in the role of Barbie (from Under the Dome) as well. Barbie was giving Stu a run for his money as I was listening to Under the Dome. Plus, he has better taste in women.


    1. Frannie’s not that bad! She is only supposed to be 21. She is quite an improvement over most early twenties people I know. I do like Barbie though and Timothy is sort of an “every man” kind of guy. Really, I’m just happy to watch him, regardless of character. I’ve loved both Deadwood and Justified.


    1. Justified is one of the best shows on television. It almost makes me willing to get cable. I get excited when I see shows set in Maine and New Hampshire, so I know what you mean hearing/seeing about home. I thought you might be from Kentucky based on you love of UK 🙂


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