Character Recommendations Based on Arthur Dent

Harry Dresden The Dresden Files

A gruff, sarcastic everyman who just happens to be the world's only wizard PI

DEATH Discworld

This affable grim reaper has a deep fondness for humanity

Sabriel Abhorsen Series

Smart enough to understand the dangers that await her and brave enough to face them anyway

Don Quixote Don Quixote

The original windmill-tilter

Ishmael Moby Dick

A quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest

Phoebe Caulfield The Catcher in the Rye

A wise-beyond-her-years 10-year-old with an empathetic spirit

Silk Spectre Watchmen

More of a sex symbol than a crime-stopper, the original Silk Spectre has now become the ultimate superhero stage mom

Christopher John Francis Boone The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Though he has a brilliant mind for mathematics, Christopher has a much harder time processing the rest of the world

Edwin Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

A doting grandfather who just happens to have a heroin addiction and a penchant for swearing

Quasimodo The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo's heart holds nothing but compassion