Book Meme: Day 22

Day 22 – Favourite non-sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)

I love books in which the protagonists have relationships that aren’t romantic. Don’t get me wrong – I crave the romance and miss it when it isn’t there – but it’s nice to see protagonists with social networks and a life beyond their SO.

So. Best non-romantic relationships? I love the sisters in Practical Magic. They’re sisters. They like each other even when they don’t, and are there for each other when there’s trouble. I always wished I had a sibling relationship like that. And the fact they could make with the magic? Awesomesauce.

I also love the relationships in War for the Oaks… I should have mentioned Eddi and the Phouka in yesterday’s post about favourite romantic relationships, but I forgot. I also like how Carla has Eddi’s back in spite of the strangeness, and how Eddi slowly wins over Hedge. Love, love, love.

Most of all, though, I have a huge soft spot for characters with intense, emotional relationships with people who aren’t there. Maggie Black and the dead poet, Davis Cooper, share a strange friendship through time, death and poetry in The Wood Wife. In Shadow of the Wind, it’s the author of the book-within-a-book The Shadow of the Wind that’s the driving obsession. It’s all terribly Gothic, and terribly wonderful.


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