Thursday, July 26, 2007

Nasty Villains

My lovely wife, Debra, informed me of an online question about mean, angry, nasty fictional villains (redundant?). Booking through Thursday.

Who’s the worst fictional villain you can think of? As in, the one you hate the most, find the most evil, are happiest to see defeated? Not the cardboard, two-dimensional variety, but the most deliciously-written, most entertaining, best villain? Not necessarily the most “evil,” so much as the best-conceived on the part of the author…oh, you know what I mean!

Two villains, or villainesses came to mind, one from one of my favorite books (and movies), One flew over the Cuckoos nest, by Ken Kesey. It is, of course, Nurse Ratched. The other is from Stephen King's novel, Misery. One very creepy woman, Annie Wilkes. One read through this novel and you will never forget her.


Stephanie said...

Oh...Annie Wilkes is an awesome pick! I totally forgot about her!

Barbara H. said...

It's been ages since I read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but I do remember that nurse. I've never read Stephen King.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

--Deb said...

Thanks for playing!

Literary Feline said...

Too nurses! Very good choices. They both were rather evil, I agree.