You know those B-movies where a mutant monster has been eating anyone and anything for like an hour? A small group of people finally concocts a plan to kill it and in comes the bleeding heart screaming for a way to stop the monster without killing it. I can’t stand those types of characters. There must be a line between being realistic and being annoying.
I finished reading The Magic Wakes a couple of weeks ago. It was an interesting story. The world building was amazing.
Up until that point, I found her tolerable. I didn’t like her, didn’t hate her. After she said she wanted to talk to the killing aliens, I was done with her. This jarred me from the story. I put the book down while I went on a mental rant about how stupid and annoying she is.
I mentioned another character like this in the post Annoying Protagonist Kills Story.
I can’t. I just can’t. They irritate me so much. They’re usually stubborn, judgmental and outspoken. You have to admire characters like that for sticking with their beliefs. Doesn’t stop them from being irritating. Books with bleeding heart characters are ones I either don’t finish or don’t reread. I prefer my characters to be somewhere between sickeningly sweet and psychopaths.
Mark your calendars. My book Visible Through Darkness will be free from from 12/26-12/30.