#ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 25

Bookish Stuff / Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Day 25 – Favorite Male Character:

It was difficult to choose my favorite male character because there are so many. I decided to choose one IMG_1477that I read not so long ago.  It’s Kai from The Memory of Love.  I absolutely loved this book but particularly loved Kai’s character.  He’s developed with a sort of mystery that keeps you hooked.  He’s never really described physically but from everything we learn about his personality, his mannerisms, and how he works it’s like I can see him perfectly.  That writing capacity has always impressed me.  Kai is a young brilliant surgeon that doesn’t like to show much emotion.  He’s complex on all levels and full of faults.  That’s what makes him so appealing.

In case you don’t know what The Memory of Love is about here’s a blurb from Amazon:  “Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1969. On a hot January evening that he will remember for decades, Elias Cole first catches sight of Saffia Kamara, the wife of a charismatic colleague. He is transfixed. Thirty years later, lying in the capital’s hospital, he recalls the desire that drove him to acts of betrayal he has tried to justify ever since.

Elsewhere in the hospital, Kai, a gifted young surgeon, is desperately trying to forget the pain of a lost love that torments him as much as the mental scars he still bears from the civil war that has left an entire people with terrible secrets to keep. It falls to a British psychologist, Adrian Lockheart, to help the two survivors, but when he too falls in love, past and present collide with devastating consequences. The Memory of Love is a heartbreaking story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.”

Who’s your favorite male character?

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