“I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.”—Jane Austen on Emma.
A lively discussion broke out at H&H HQ recently about unlikeable heroes and/or heroines. If you encounter a hero or heroine whom you just don't like, what do you do? Do you keep reading, because you like the other characters in the book? Do you keep reading hoping the author has also recognized the unlikeability, and will make the hero or heroine undergo a change of character? Or do you DNF the book because you don't want to read about heroes or heroines you don't like?
What do you do if you dislike the hero or heroine?