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The 40 coolest characters in literature

Never trust anyone who doesn’t believe in the power of the imagination. Not our words, but those of William Shakespeare, and, let’s face it, he knew a thing or two about harnessing the fertile properties of the imagination.

Ok, we come clean, they are our words – we just thought the old Bard would add some gravitas. You see, we’re attempting to extol the virtues of being cool through the medium of literature.

Maybe we should have just cut to the chase. So without further digression, 30 of the coolest cats the printed word (and the imagination behind the quill, typewriter or word processor) has conjured up. Think of them as imaginary buddies you’d want to go for a pint with…

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