Fictional Twins [Random Pop Culture Top…Twelve]

Welcome to a Random Pop Culture Top 10! Though in this case, it’s a Top 12. But to be honest, it’s not really a Top anything. More of a Random Twelve–twelve examples that came to mind, listed in my ascending order of preference. Indeed, one of them especially is pretty bad–a strong contender for a “Bottom 12” list.

In any case, the topic today is Twins in Fiction.

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 8 (#30-21)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s post, we have 10 characters who again are all male, and include in their number four really smart young people, two galactic defenders, two military commanders, three fathers (one biologically, one through adoption, and one both), and one anthropormorphic animal.

Paul Levitz

Read previous posts here:
Part 1 (102-91) and rationale for the lists
Part 2 (90-81)
Part 3 (80-71)
Part 4 (70-61)
Part 5 (60-51)
Park 6 (50-41)
Part 7 (40-31)

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

Recently, we caught up with a good friend in New York.  She’s someone who has always had a love of books and reading, and she gifted my daughters with several good books .  Some of them we had already read (remind me to tell you about The Westing Game), but there was one series that was brand new to us.  The other day, we finished reading the first book together, and boy…was it terrific.

It was called The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart.


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