Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Book Association

Every month we find themes in our Book of the Month and find books within those perimeters. July's book is The Phantom of the Opera, and our first theme is the antihero.  The Phantom is a complex character. Is he the villain? Is he a misunderstood hero? Here are some other books that feature characters with the same complexity.

Edmund Dant├ęs is the antihero in Alexander Dumas's tale after he's betrayed and then seeks vengeance on those who wronged him.

Albert Camus tells a story of a man who is unknowingly brought into a murder. Meursault is described as being someone who rejects society's values. 

Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, a former basketball star turned kitchen gadget salesman, impulsively deserts his wife and child and is conflicted in life's complexities. 

Since we can't add every book, let us know a few of your favorite books featuring an anti-hero.

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