Djinn Bartimaeus from Jonathan Stroud’s novels. A few words to describe Bartimaeus would be: sarcastic, chatty, mischievous, mouthy, sardonic, amusing, boastful, narcissistic, and irreverent. Just to name a few!
Distrustful of authority and full of loathing for humans, Bartimaeus still manages to save rulers and peasants alike while simultaneously cracking wise. His humorous wit and world view make for a nonstop, hilarious commentary on whatever time in history the story is set. He is so charismatic and compelling that I cannot bear it when I am finished with a book he is in, and actually read it as slowly as I can, savoring each and every page. Sound interesting? Like laugh-out-loud humor? Check out the original trilogy, The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, Ptolemy’s Gate, and the new prequel, The Ring of Solomon.