Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins

by Jonathan Stone

Book lovers are going to love this project, as we know very well how important visual depictions of book characters are. The magic can be easily lost as often studios cast the wrong actors to play famous book heroes, causing the outrage of the fans.

In this case though, no one can argue that these are pretty accurate portrayals of your literature gods. The Composites, is an ongoing project that presents police sketches of some of the most famous fictional characters, based on what the book descriptions suggest. Created by artist and filmmaker Brian Joseph Davis these images are manipulated using a commercially available law enforcement sketch software.

The sketches are undoubtedly fair to the writers’s visions and make the viewer feel as if the books’ words have been turned into images. The most shocking of the depictions is how different The Monster from Frankenstein looks like, different than the movie’s dark, grotesque version of it. (via)

Javert, Les Misérables, written by Victor Hugo

Christian Grey, Fifty Shades of Grey, written by E. L. James

The Monster, Frankenstein, written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Annie Wilkes, Misery, written by Stephen King

Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lux Lisbon, The Virgin Suicides, written by Jeffrey Eugenides

Count Dracula, Dracula, written by Bram Stoker

Marla Singer, Fight Club, written by Chuck Palahniuk

Norman Bates, Psycho, written by Robert Bloch

Tom Ripley, The Talented Mr. Ripley, written by Patricia Highsmith

Lisbeth Salander, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, written by Stieg Larsson

Jack Torrance, The Shining, written by Stephen King