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Best Fiction Travel Characters

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1. Posted by Marlow (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

I love to read books on the road and when I get home;

Here's my top 3 Fictional travel characters:

1) Richard - The Beach by Alex Garland

2) Elsie - You Are Here by Steve Horsfall

3) Tansy - Backpack by Emily Barr

Who are you favourites?

I'm looking for new books to read too

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Does Billy Pilgrim from Slaughterhouse 5 count? He travelled back and forth to Trafalmadore, somewhere in outer space...

3. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

er, Tintin ?! Do you know, the French comic book character Tintin, Milou (the dog) & capitaine Hadock?! (unless they are Belgians...?)

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

I like "Indian Jones," was he a book character before he became a movie star?

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Oh yeah! Tintin rocks. I saw a poster once in Montreal. It was Tintin, standing at a bar looking dishelved (probably drunk). His little dog was looking at a glass of slipt whisky. It was a great poster (I am sure that if the creator of Tintin saw it, he would probably sue, but that's neither here nor there...)

I guess we could add Johnny Quest to the list.

Arthur Dent from Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy.

I'm blanking on others. I tend to read non-fiction travel, so most of the people I am thinking of are real.

Greg

6. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

ahh no not tintin, he;sin my nightmares at the moment, my boyfriend collects tintin comcs and they're everywhere in our apt, (oh and tintin is belgium)

7. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

hey,

didn't aristotle travel?

8. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

TinTin...When am i always reminded of Obelix whenever i hear TinTin..That fat bugger travels abit too right?

I like Ghostwritten, by David Mitchell. A link to a review of the book - Review

9. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Quoting Marlow

I love to read books on the road and when I get home;

Here's my top 3 Fictional travel characters:

1) Richard - The Beach by Alex Garland

I love him! Well, to be specific, I love Alex Garland and his novel. Simply brilliant.

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting bluewaav

hey,

didn't aristotle travel?

Hmmm... maybe. But he wasn't a fictional character. Although, one never knows.