Saturday, September 16, 2006


FICTIONAL DINNER PARTY
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I decided to host a fictional dinner party. All invitees had to be from novels or stories. All would be adults. Sorry, Huck Finn and Harry Potter. I invited an equal number of ladies and gentlemen. I believe that is proper etiquette. My fictional female companion for the evening would be McKenna Alexander from my own novel, Rebel Nation. My guests would be:
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LADIES
Irene Adler
Elizabeth Bennett
Mina Murray
Jane Parker
Clarice Starling
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GENTLEMEN
James Bond
Atticus Finch
Jay Gatsby
Sherlock Holmes
Captain Nemo
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I believe this would be a quite enjoyable evening.

3 comments:

dink said...

Cool list (the ones I recognized)

Mine would be (or could be):

LADIES

Scarlett O'Hara (GWTW)
Frankie Adams (A Member of the Wedding)
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
Jean Brodie (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
Alice Adams (Alice Adams)
Jo March (Little Women)

GENTLEMEN

Ondaatje's version of Billy the Kid (The Collected Works of Billy the Kid)
Bigger Thomas (Native Son)
Toad (The Wind in the Willow)
Red Redding (Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption)
Aramis (The Three Musketeers)
Johnny Nolan (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)

Steve Thorn said...

Thank goodness you didn't pair up Clarice Starling with Hannibal Lector. It could possibly prove to be a very interesting yet last dinner.

Christopher55 said...

Good list, Dink. Creepy, Stephen, creepy.

PS --

Irene Adler (from the Holmes story "A Scandal in Bohemia." Rumors are that she and Holmes became ... well, they're rumors.
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride & Prejudice)
Mina Murray (Dracula)
Jane Parker (Tarzan and ...}
Clarice Starling (Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal)
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Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
Captain Nemo (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Mysterious Island)