Where are they now??


Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  The topic this week is:

‘Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults’

Now, it’s quite possible that some of these already have follow on novels – but I’ve either not read them or I’m not aware so here are mine for this week:

  1. Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland – just what did happen to Alice?
  2. Harry, Hermione and Ron – I know that J K Rowling wrote them grown up with their own children – but I’d like to see maybe a few of the years in-between.
  3. Merry, Pippin and Sam from JRR Tolkien’s LotR – I mean, we know that Sam married his young lady from the Inn but what happened to Merry and Pippin.
  4. Nobody, Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard Book.  To be honest I really thought we might hear more about what happened to Bod.
  5. Mowgli from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book.
  6. Christopher from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon – it would be interesting to read another tale from Christopher and gain a little more of his perspective.
  7. Melanie from the Girl With all the Gifts by M R Carey – I am curious.  Or maybe I just want to read more from this particular alternative world.
  8. Katsa from Kristin Cashore’s Graceline – I really enjoyed this world and the character of Katsa.
  9. Judith from All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry.  I loved this book and would gladly return.
  10. I have to go here – Kvothe, Patrick Rothfuss – yes, I so want to read more about what happens to Kvothe.  If any one wants to throw me a line and let me know when the third book will be out then please do so!


38 Responses to “Where are they now??”

  1. bookmuffin

    I definitely agree with number 2- that would be amazing! Great selection of characters here! My TTT- https://bookmuffin.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/top-ten-tuesday-for-030516/

  2. Jamie Wu

    Well, Kvothe became an innkeeper named Kote. But on a serious note, I need Doors of Stone pronto! I’ve been putting off reading the Wise Man’s Fear because somehow, it makes the wait more bearable.

    • @lynnsbooks

      We need Doors of Stone!! At least you have the Wise Man’s Fear to look forward to! I read it straight away upon release – what a maniac. I should have saved it. I can’t wait for No.3!!
      Lynn 😀

      • Jamie Wu

        Haha. I think that’s why I keep putting it off. So I have something to look forward to. I think I’m going to save it until the 3rd’s release date is announced.

  3. TheTattooedBookGeek

    I second Kvothe! 🙂 and would also like to know the release date! 😤

    • @lynnsbooks

      Please, please, somebody put me out of my misery (Mr Rothfuss – I am looking at you!)

      • TheTattooedBookGeek

        Be nice to know how Rothuss is getting on with the book. Me thinks the big questions for fantasy fans are, will The Doors of Stone be released before Winds of Winter and will either see a 2016 release!? 😊

  4. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I’ve never actually finished all the Harry Potter books! 😦 I read up to part way through The Goblet of Fire, but that was it – and that was like 15 years ago! I know I loved the first 3 books, so no idea what I stopped reading them suddenly. Probably a kids attention span? Regardless, I keep telling myself to read the whole series, but somehow I always get side tracked to read other series :/

    • @lynnsbooks

      I actually preferred the later books! They get progressively darker (well, not grim dark after all!) You should definitely give the last ones a shot.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Barb(boxermommyreads)

    I had the Harry Potter characters as well as Alice. However, with Alice, I would like to see if I find her less annoying as an adult. I really struggled with that book for some reason. Great list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can barely remember Jungle Book and in fact I admit that a lot of my remembering the story is to do with the Disney version – which is bad as I don’t think it is quite the same!
      Alice – well, it’s a very unusual and query book, I think when I originally read it I thought Lewis must have been on drugs!! It’s just so strange and I’m not sure any child of Alice’s age would react to things the way she did! So, I guess she was almost as unusual as the other odder characters.
      Lynn 😀

  6. sjhigbee

    What a fabulous list! I completely agree with Mowgli and Christopher. I was a bit in love with Mowgli as a girl and cried at the end of The Jungle Book (the book, not the Disney film…). And I’d like to know that Christopher managed to find a job working with numbers somewhere his work colleagues would understand his issues… AND Melanie! I was so sure Fellside would be a sequel and was more than a bit disappointed when I heart it wasn’t.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I read Jungle Book so long ago that I confess I can’t even remember the ending! How bad is that! I did find a copy on my shelves a couple of weeks ago which was a surprise because I didn’t know I had my own copy. All these books were my dads!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I think it’s wonderful that you have inherited his collection:). You get to really know someone in a special way when you see what they read…

      • @lynnsbooks

        All my childhood and teenage books were my dads – which I’ve read such a lot of classics – plus the library of course! Then I started work and realised I could buy books! (And then there was no stopping my stacks from mounting).
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        What a wonderful inheritance – a love for books:))

  7. Cathy746books

    It would be fascinating to find out more about Christopher from A Curious Incident. Great choice!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really enjoyed reading from Christopher’s POV – it was so different and I would love more.
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    I have Harry, Ron and Hermione, and Christopher on my list too 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought you might – will be over to yours shortly, I’m wondering if the children from Narnia or even 5 children and It might make an appearance??
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Neither I am afraid! As all the Narnian children return in The Last Battle at the end of the series for me their story is finished. And to be honest I didn’t even think of the 5 children, probably because I am still reading about them now.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Hah – only having read the first I had no idea what happened to the children.
        Lynn 😀

  9. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Melanie, indeed! I would love to know how the new world progressed, and how she fared growing up… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I always kind of hoped that we might go back – but then on the other hand I really do respect the author for writing a standalone novel.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Definitely curious about both Kvothe and Melanie! 🙂

  11. Bri

    Merry and pippin definitely need their own spin off series and about them as they age and get into more crazy adventures. I like to think they just become Bilbo. Great List!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hi Bri – sorry, don’t know how I missed your comment. I think a Merry/Pippin spin off would be great! They’re both maniacs.
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      By the way – I tried to stop by your site but couldn’t access it.
      Lynn 😀

      • Bri

        hm that’s weird, thanks for the heads up, I’ll look into that.

  12. fictiondepictions

    What a great list! I too would love to know more about what happened to Christopher from the curious incident.. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. proxyfish

    Kvothe!!!!! Ahhh need this in my life now *eyes Mr. Rothfuss suspiciously*. Love this entire list though – such good choices! 😀

  14. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh man, if JK Rowling ever decided to fill in those gap years with a romance story about the respective courtship of those character couples, she’d make a killing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      She absolutely would! I’m surprises she (or the publisher’s haven’t thought of that one).
      Lynn 😀

  15. Danya @ Fine Print

    I bet Alice would be really messed up after all the weirdness she went through. Katsa would be great to revisit, I really love her and her story arc. Man, whatever happened to Kristin Cashore anyway? Is she still writing?

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think so too – she’s probably been locked away by now!
      Plus, yeah, what has gone on with Cashore?? I must go and look what she’s up to.
      Lynn 😀

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