clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ugly Characters

I've been thinking about the unattractive character after discussing the ugly animal (below).

George Smiley of _The Spy Who Came In from the Cold_ and others (le Carre) was not ugly as plain.

Alec Rush was however quite ugly. Dashiell Hammett introduces him in the novella "The Assistant Murderer." It's a quick read and well worth it.

I'm having a hard time placing characters whose physical appearance is less than Greek. At least, I'm having a hard time placing those for whom their appearance has bearing on the story.

I'm going to have to work on the ugly character to avoid any cliche reference even though I can think of so few. I suppose the "lovable loser" is not my forte and would not survive the cliche test.

I'm going to have to work on this one.

Any ideas of intentionally ugly characters ? [ No witches ].

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