Some books have really weird jobs that are just not realistic. Let’s chat about some of these.
There’s a big kick lately on books with the self-made Billionaire. We are all familiar with the Fifty Shades series as famous as it is, but I find that to be an unrealistic job. The little boy who came from absolutely nothing who is now in his 20s and is rich as sin? I mean, we all dream of this, but it isn’t all that realistic.
OK, and let’s go into the urban fantasy route. One of my favorite spin-off series books is the Night Prince series. In this series, our leading lady starts off as a circus performer. Seriously are you kidding? I mean, it worked for the story, but not a very normal job we would expect to see, right?
Since apparently most of what I read is YA, that’s all I got.
Let’s leave off for now jobs like Highland Warrior, Gentleman of Leisure, Pirate, and other jobs in historical novels (if the characters even have jobs!). And I completely agree with Julie on the self-made Billionaire.
Like Julie, I’m way more interested in jobs in urban/paranormal fantasy novels. Is being a hunter (vampire/demon/shadow) a practical job? Can one pay the rent with a job like this? Or what about modern witches? Being a druid is apparently a job. Though, he at least runs a book shop on the side. And Harry Dresden is an investigator.
I think that as readers, characters with unusual jobs are a lot more intriguing than ones with average jobs.
What about you? Any unusual jobs in books that you know of?