Sunday, October 23, 2016

The ten best bachelors

At the Guardian Michael Hogan came up with a list of the ten best bachelors. Most of the entries are actual men; among the fictional characters to make the list:
Sherlock Holmes

It’s a running joke in the current BBC reboot starring Benedict Cumberbatch’s cheekbones that everyone assumes the Baker Street detective is gay. The only female to take Holmes’s interest was Irene Adler, his adversary in A Scandal in Bohemia and referred to as “the woman”. The opposite sex remain a mystery to Holmes, who says: “Their motives are so inscrutable. How can you build on such quicksand? Their most trivial actions may mean volumes, their most extraordinary conduct may depend upon a hairpin.” His creator, Conan Doyle, added: “Holmes is as inhuman as Babbage’s calculating machine and just as likely to fall in love.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue