Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Villains We Love to Hate
1. Mrs. Coulter of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
She makes my skin crawl, but her intelligence is admirable.
2. Anna from Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
I suppose I don’t really hate her. In fact, I grew to love her. She stands out to me as an interesting villain.
3. Iago from Othello by William Shakespeare
I always think about dear Iago. He really is quite cunning.
4. O’Brien…Big Brother…or Winston himself in 1984 by George Orwell
Who is the villain? We could debate this for hours, and that is one of the many reasons I love this book!
5. The Man Jack (Jack Frost) from The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimon
His anonymity was so intriguing!
1. The BFG’s Brothers from The BFG by Roald Dahl
For some reason when I started this list, I automatically thought of Roald Dahl, so my first three are from his books. Dahl was so good at humor and evil all in one. Although Miss Trunchbull doens’t really fit the “love” part of the post’s title, she really made the book what it was and was the perfect foe for Matilda. The Giant Brothers and The Twits are just so easy to love in all of their grossness.
4. Yassen Gregorovich from The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
Yassen is a James Bond-esque villain with such an intense backstory and a heart that he sometimes shows. I still haven’t read the Alex Rider prequel about Yassen, but I know I need to!
5. Mother from Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Those buttons! So creepy!
Which villains do you love to hate?