TIME The 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived
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TIME The 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

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We know them better than we know our friends: brilliant Sherlock Holmes; stingy Ebenezer Scrooge; the idealistic Don Quixote; the obsessed Captain Ahab. Hamlet is indecisive and world-weary; Romeo and Juliet are young, lusty and impulsive; Indiana Jones is dashing, learned and courageous.

We speak of men with Oedipus Complexes or Peter Pan Syndromes. We know women who drea...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Time
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If it weren't for characters like Sherlock Holmes, Santa Claus, Robin Hood, Lucy Ricardo, Falstaff, Norman Bates, King Lear, Jekyll & Hyde, Nancy Drew, Dracula and Wonder Woman, our lives would be immeasurably duller. This fascinating Time Home Entertainment release provides brief biographies/tributes to 100 characters from TV, films, literature, video games, etc. who have enriched our lives in one way or another. You can read it from cover to cover or just jump in at a random page and enjoy...more
So I am currently reading four books and instead of finishing any of them, I picked up this magazine book. It kept falling out of the bookshelf and land in front of it. I think it was disappointed that I had not read it within hours of buying it, that it had been shoved aside for months now while Victorian romances and Killer vampires and Murderers waltz onto my reading list.

I liked this book. The main reason is any book that makes me want to explore other books or movies is a good book. A perso...more
Oct 13, 2013 David rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!

NOTE: Not the hardcover Collectors' Edition but the softback/paperback/magazine edition.

Okay, the title pretty much tells you what the book is about, but like all books of lists the main point of interest is just as much who is left out as is who is included.

For example, we have the villain of the (original) Star Wars films, Darth Vader, but none of the heroes: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo or Princess Leia. Isn't Luk...more

This book would make a great coffee table book. As you flip through the pages you will see stuff from your childhood as well as your children's. It talks about television shows as well as books. Even your twenty-something children would enjoy this book. It is a great conversation starter or buy it as a gift to encourage someone to read. It will be a hit.
I think this magazine is really nice because it talks about so many different sorts of people/cartoon characters that are non-real but influenced us greatly. You really should read it!
Jazzy (The Shattered Reader)
Pretty quick read. Could have put more better people but overall I liked it.
Young Napoleon
It was enjoyable. I particularly liked their entry on Homer Simpson.
Anna Rose
This book was thoroughly enjoyable! It lists some of the best and most famous fictional characters. I recommend it to all book lovers.
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