Wednesday, 8 February 2012

My Book Boyfriend: Tom Mackee

As soon as she saw I was reading The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta, Jo from Wear the Old Coat predicted that Tom Mackee would be my book boyfriend very, very soon. She also said I'd have to fight her for him. Well, Jo, this one's for you...


Ahem, now about Tom... He's a total blokey slob on the outside, but underneath he's really sweet, sensitive and smart (natch). He turns into an a-hole when his heart gets broken, taking his hurt out on those around him (and himself). But eventually he comes around and does some very romantic things (in an ordinary, believable way). He's flawed but awesome. Oh, and did I mention he can play the guitar? Instant hotness points. I pictured him as Benedict Samuel.

Swoon-Worthy Quotes

"She's tired and leans her head on his shoulder, which is the resting place for all their heads, but when Justine and Siobhan and Francesca use his body so shamelessly he doesn't feel the need to turn his head and press his mouth against their hair."

"Thomas Mackee on the dance floor is totally uninhibited and is hysterical to watch.  Despite his lanky slobbiness, he moves well.  He makes the most ridiculous faces as he twists, his mouth in an O shape and we're laughing so much our stomach hurt."

"He kisses her and wants to beg her and the others to never give up on him. Ever. But he gets a feeling that he would be preaching to the converted."

“'Don't let anyone take care of you. Can you maybe leave that for me to do? I mean, take care of you? Feel free to take care of me in return... because I think I'll need you to do that.'”    
Thanks to Missie from The Unread Reader for creating/hosting this awesome meme.

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23 comments:

  1. That owl gif killed me! LOL Never heard of this book but some definite swoon worthy quotes!
    Here's My Book Boyfriend

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    1. I get the feeling Marchetta isn't as famous overseas as she is here in Australia... but she's AMAZING.

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  2. hahaha *dies of laughter at the owl* Oh boy. That just cracked me up.
    I'll have to agree with Jennifer, never heard of the book but it sounds awesome.

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  3. LOLZ the owl had me cracking. I've not heard of this one either, but definitely interested now, after those quotes.

    Here's mine: http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-book-boyfriend-31-shane-collins.html

    ~Jess

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    1. Glad to have you interested :D Book pushing FTW!

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  4. *sharpens claws*
    It's OK Belle, Tom can be your book boyfriend.
    Because he's already my book SOULMATE.

    ;-)

    [I love this post so much. Those quotes are amazing, it makes me want to read it all over again! <3 I know it's technically in Saving Francesca but I always loved the part where Frankie says something like "He's a little bit in love with all of us but it's Tara who makes his heart beat faster" *sigh*. Also, that owl gif hahaha]

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    1. Oh, SNAP.
      I might have to concede this round.
      You may have won the battle, but this ain't over ;)
      I loved that quote in SF too! I love the whole group.

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  5. OH and I bet Jonah is next. But you're never allowed to do a Pash, Pick or Pass with the Double M boys it would be too too hard. Unless you include Will, I don't care for him. :-p

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    1. Jellicoe Road is beckoning to me right now... OMG I know, right, that would be so hard! But fun. :D I'm not a fan of Will either, so glad he was shipped OS for The Piper's Son. The only thing that warmed me to him was the Ladyhawke-inspired tattoo.

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  6. LOL that owl GIF is a winner! Love this post. I'm a huge fan of Melina Marchetta and The Piper's Son was in my bets of 2011 list. I don't have a fictional crush on Tom though so I don't feel the need to join your fight with Jo. Jonah Griggs is entirely another matter. :P

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    1. I'm yet to meet Jonah, I have a feeling I'll fall for him hard :)

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  7. I haven't read anything by Marchetta, but I plan to change that soon. Thomas sounds adorable!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-book-boyfriend-24-luc-martineau.html

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    1. Let me know if you do read some of her work!

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  8. Oh I love Melina Marchetta. Aren't her characters the best! I loved the insight we got into Tom in The Piper's Son. He's such a great guy, but that the same time kind of a jerk. You gotta love him!

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    1. I agree, her characters are such a strong point!

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  9. Loving that last quote there! And the dancing description is hilarious. I've heard good thing about this book.

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  10. I might have seen the cover, but haven't heard of the book, not really. So thank you! Love the last quote-picture <3

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  11. I loved The Piper's Son and Saving Francesca and Jellicoe Road infact Melina is a genius and creates characters that are impossible not to love.

    Loved the owl too.

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  12. TOM!!!!!

    *fangirl squeeee* I love TOM. I really do. Gah, he tore me up. Thanks for those quotes. I haven't re-read the book in a while. :)

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