It’s that time again. It’s Friday and time for another edition of TGIF hosted by Ginger at GReads! I don’t get to a lot of the other blogs because I barely have time to keep up with my own and do my editing, but when I do, I visit GReads. It’s one of the best book blogs out there methinks.
Today I don’t have a lot of time so I am going to hurry and get on with it here. I have three book reviews to write, I need to workout, and I may dye my hair if the headache goes away. It’s not a migraine. It’s just a little one, but it sucks just the same.
This week’s question is: Love-Hate Relationship: Which characters from a book do you love to hate?
This is another tough one for me. I can come up with two, and neither of them are young adult novels. Both are written by men and feature a male villain. I’m sure there are more that I could think of if I really wanted to, but I always prefer to go with the ones that pop right into my head.
The Sword and the Dragon (The Wardstone Trilogy Book One) by M.R. Mathias.
The character is Pael the evil wizard. It has been some time since I read this book, but Pael stands out as one of the best villains I have ever had the pleasure of reading about. He goes on a magical rampage destroying every town and village in his path. He is pure evil, yet somehow remains a likable character. How did the author accomplish? Extreme talent. That’s how.
Under the Dome by Stephen King.
First of all, if you haven’t read this one, you are missing one of my favorite books of all time. Yes, it is as thick as the bible, but I can promise you that it is worth every minute of your time spent. And I blew though over 900 pages in 2 and a half days.
But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. Villains. Well, there were quite a few in Under the Dome. But the one I am referring to is the main villain, James Rennie. One of the vilest, most disgusting characters I have ever read about. There were places where this book made me physically nauseous and I wanted to stop reading. I wanted him to suffer, die, get tortured, etc. Seriously. I learned some new qualities about my personality while reading this book.
And that’s it for me this week. I look forward to seeing some of yours. Be sure to leave your links in the comments if you have one you want me to check out. Happy reading!