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Book Villains

11 Unlikable Classic Book Characters We Love To Hate

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.30.2014 | Home

Though most readers have fond memories of yearning to be “real-life friends” with lovable fictional characters, from Anne of Green Gables to Harry...

9 Fictional Good Guys Gone Very, Very Bad

Danielle Paige | Posted 07.01.2014 | Home
Danielle Paige

When I told people I had written a book in which Dorothy Gale of Kansas was the villain, almost everyone had the same response: "Uh, what?" The Dorot...

9 Most Sympathetic Villains In Books

Posted 09.11.2013 | Home

Most villains are the type readers love to hate, but a rare few inspire actual compassion. Some have been treated like garbage their whole lives, othe...

The Best Villain Ever?

David Snodin | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
David Snodin

To begin with, he talks to you - yes, you. Not at you, like most soliloquisers, or to everyone in general, or to himself (Hamlet being the best exemplar of that). It's as if he's putting a hand to the side of his mouth, drawing you close.

Villains In Books: Which Do You Love To Hate?

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

This week on Twitter saw the return of #booktalk, the weekly chat of HuffPost Books where you can spill your feelings with other book lovers on your f...

Most Evil Book Villains: Readers Reveal Their Favorites

Posted 07.18.2011 | Home

Yesterday, Random House (@randomhouse) tweeted, "The #NY rain is making us feel slightly evil, which brings us to ask. Who is your favorite villain in...