A quick perusal of the popular hashtag #IWishICouldMeet on
There didn't seem to be many bookish figures in the mix, so Tuesday morning we asked people on Twitter what authors or fictional characters they'd like to meet. A pair of
As for authors, there was taciturn Cormac McCarthy, author of "The Road," "Blood Meridian," "All the Pretty Horses," "The Crossing" and "No Country for Old Men." Although he generally eschews the limelight, meeting him might actually be possible. Not so for many others people tweeted about — writers such as
Below are some of the Tweets we recieved about authors and characters people would like to meet. Got one? Send it to us @latimesbooks.
@ReporterJessica: Holden Caulfield or Dean Moriarty!
@ToastThief: Author? Hunter S. Thompson; character? Antionette/Bertha from Wide Sargasso Sea/Jane Eyre. #IWishiCouldMeet
@wardrjones: Atticus Finch
@stilkinson: Tyler Durden #IWishiCouldMeet
@nirvanum21: Hermione Granger close 2nd and Lila Fowler comes in 3rd.
@thehuberlife: James Gatz aka Jay Gatsby! #IWishICouldMeet
@amandajpage: Keith from Ron Carlson's "Keith" in The Hotel Eden Stories. BZ from Didion's Play It As It Lays. Capote. #IWishICouldMeet
@AdamMGMarshall: Author: Hemmingway. Character: Dean Moriarty. #IWishiCouldMeet
@DuchessCadbury: May Archer "Age of Innocence." Smarter than we all thought
@nolafleurdelit: Daenarys Targaryen! Love her! #IWishICouldMeet
@abllafeliciano: John Galt #IWishiCouldMeet
@yesjeeves: P. G. Wodehouse
@CobyDStephenson: Author: Tilley Olsen #IWishICouldMeet
@pcsq: #IWishICouldMeet The Cat in the hat