Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Literature and the Law

The law is a subject that provides plenty of inspiration for fiction writers. This article lists 10 literary lawyers we wish were real.

I'll quote from it. To wit:

Readers love their characters, and few are as diverse a group as the written lawyer. As some of the most diverse characters in the fictional tradition, the barrister can be a source of good or evil. And who doesn’t love a newcomer with a fresh edge? Major and minor, funny and classic, lawyers occupy a unique space in the charactered universe that requires loose definition to be called an archetype. From legal intrigue to a stalwart moral compass, it’s no wonder that we found 10 literary lawyers that we wish were real.

And guess who number one is?

That's a mighty tough act to follow. ;)

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