I had no idea what to write about today or yesterday for my bloggy blog. I'm beginning to wonder if my thriller is using up all of my creative writing juices... Which is okay if it turns out as fabulous as I hope that it will.
But I realized that this will most certainly be me a few days into NaNoWriMo!
So based on a suggestion from a lovely friend I decided to come up with another top ten list!
This one is my top ten favorite villains (P.s. A lot of these may seem weird choices) from books that I have read:
1) Voldemort from every Harry Potter - for obvious reasons lol he's an amazing bad guy.
2) The Killer in Size 12 Isn't Fat - I didn't say who it was here because I didn't want to blow the book for anyone who hasn't read it yet and still will. But I was surprised when I found out at the end of this chick-lit mystery :)
3) President Snow from The Hunger Games series - his rose and blood scented breath are the clincher for me on this one. Not only is he calculating, evil, and manipulative, but he as weird breath!
4) Dracula - despite his killing ways I tend to like Dracula. He just wants people to be like him and stick around :) but he definitely still murders which makes him a bad guy.
5) Claudius from Hamlet - Hamlet is my favorite of the Shakespeare plays I have read, and though Ophelia is my favorite character, Claudius is a good villain. It could certainly be argued that Hamlet is his own worst enemy, but I still pick Claudius instead because his intentions were always of evil.
6) Holden Caufield from Catcher in the Rye - Holden is his own worst enemy, but he remains as endearing as he is enraging no matter how many times I reread this (my all time favorite) book. P.s. I have a first edition of this one that I was given from my AMAZING husband for our first Christmas together :)
7) The Cult leaders in Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk - okay so the cult leaders aren't really a developed character, but the descriptions of their activities are so intriguing. This is one of my favorite from the fabulous Mr. Palahniuk... For a second choice I could have been persuaded to choose the book in Lullaby instead. Close call.
8) another Himself - aka Junior by Maculay Culkin - If you like odd books this is a great one. It isn't really a novel, and it's hard to tell what parts are fiction or non. But regardless Junior is troubled.
9) Gatsby in The Great Gatsby - the obvious choice here is Daisy's hubby since he pulls the trigger on Jay, or even Daisy for her vehicular manslaughter. But where I see those two as lazy opportunists, Gatsby is more manipulative with his lies. He distorts truth to get his way whereas Daisy and Tom are reacting to the environment that bored them easily. Jay is a master deciptor until, and maybe even after, he dies.
10) Holly in Breakfast at Tiffany's - again this may seem like and odd choice (and I know so many do) but bear with me. Holly is a fast talker who is charming and sweet, but she leaves anyone who dares to fall in Love with her. She leaves a trail of broken hearts behind her, and I'm not sure she ever feels bad. To me that's an awful thing and definitely constitutes villain status. At least in the movie she comes back :)
Who are your favorites villains or bad guys? I'm always looking for new characters to love to hate :)