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  •  The Airport is Crowded with Them! (3+ / 0-)
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    Louisiana 1976, RiveroftheWest, ferg

    What a grand idea.  I can imagine getting on a plane with all my favorite characters for a party flight to Never-Never Land.  While certain sections of the fuselage would be jolly, others would exist under a black pall.  Kind of like another allegorical Ship of Fools.

    As for mentioning names, I'll restrict myself to those recently read.  In no particular order. . .

    Gaius Russo
    and his slave girlfriend, Tulla
    Mdme Bovary
    Harold Fry of the Unlikely Pilgrimage of same
    Everyone in Kent Haruf's Plainsong
    Jane Han, the Korean-American photojournalist from Long for This World by Sonya Chung
    The Wolf Hall Thomas Cromwell
    Becky Sharp -- seats and seats of Becky Sharps!
    Shed, or Duivichi-un-Dua, a half-breed berdache who makes his living at the Indian Head Hotel in the little turn-of-the-20th-century town of Excellent, Idaho
    The ladies with whom spent an enchanted April in the lake district of northern Italy
    Baudolino in the hopes of endless Decameron-like days together
    Amaranthe Lokdon, steampunk heroine in the Lindsay Buroker Emperor's Edge fantasy series
    Eli Sisters but not his brother, Charlie Sisters
    All three men in the boat (and the dog, too)
    Duplicitous Victor Maskell (fictional alter-ego of actual Russian spy Anthony Blunt
    Mma Ramotswe and everyone she loves in Gaborone
    Cory Jay Mackenson, child citizen of Zephyr, Alabama and Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon
    Richard Ford's cerebral and self-absorbed Frank Bascombe
    Any character Robert Goolrick chooses to create
    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin because I cannot choose between the lesser of two weevils

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    by Limelite on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:18:02 AM PDT

    •  Wow, Limelite, what a good list! (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Limelite

      There wouldn't be any room for the rest of us in the coach section of the plane, for sure.  ;)

      I really like the idea of all those wildly different people mixed up together!

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:20:18 AM PDT

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