One of the purposes of Scoop! was to invite others to do my work for me by highlighting characters I'd either never heard of - or had forgotten. Partly to that purpose, and partly to see how ideas travel through the blogoshere (the day job intrudes) I set in train the Scoop! meme.
Here are some of the recommendations:
- De komst van Joachim Stiller/The coming of Joachim Stiller by Hubert Lampo (Serge Cornelus)
- New Grub Street, by George Gissing (Andrea Weckerle)
- Will Farnaby in Aldous Huxley's Island (Jack Yan)
- Derkhan Blueday, art-critic for the Beacon and secret correspondent for the illegal Runagate Rampant in China Mieville's Perdido Street Station (Elizabeth Albrycht)
- Millon De Floss, the journalist/stalker in Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next novels The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book (Charles Arthur)
- Barry White, literary hack in 72 Virgins, by Boris Johnson (Sam Smith)
- The Honourable Schoolboy, by John le Carre (Simon Collister)
Thanks to everyone... More please - and you dopn't have to be invited to join the meme.