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October 4: All About The Villains — I don’t think we’ve done a villains topic since back in November 2010 so let’s revisit: top ten favorite/most compelling villains in books, top ten of the most vile villains/bad guys in books, top ten villains I secretly (or not so secretly) love, favorite tv villains, favorite comic book villains, ten “villains” of contemporary lit.
Here’s a list of villains who aren’t all bad. Probably. 🙂
1. Zaphod Beeblebrox. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Douglas Adams. He’s a thief, but so perfectly self-centered he’s entertaining.
2. Kaz Brekker. Six of Crows; Leigh Bardugo. Really, his whole crew–but there is some honor among thieves.
3. Guy Montag. Fahrenheit 451; Ray Bradbury. He burns books, but then he tries to save them.
4. Mark Vorkosigan. Brothers in Arms; Lois McMaster Bujold. So originally he wanted to kill and replace his clone-brother, but he got better.
The Blackwood Sisters. We Have Always Lived in the Castle; Shirley Jackson. Terrible things, and yet… I feel for them.
Locke Lamora. The Lies of Locke Lamora; Scott Lynch. He lies and steals, but he loves his friends.
Narrator. Invisible Monsters; Chuck Palahniuk. Sometimes the search revenge has a silver lining.
The Antichrist. Good Omens; Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. He’s a good kid, really.
Frankenstein’s Monster. Frankenstein; Mary Shelly. He can’t help the way he’s made, and he loves books.
Dr. Jekyll. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Robert Louis Stevenson. He mad some poor mad scientist decisions, but haven’t we all?