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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Dislikable Characters

Today's top ten over at The Broke and the Bookish is very interesting because it is about the most dislikeable characters you find in books. You remember, the ones we love to hate, maybe even give us nightmares, or make us feel strong feelings like anger, madness or frustration over. Don't worry, I didn't have time to expound on each character too much about why I didn't like them so you'll need to discover that for yourself by reading about them either in my reviews or in the book itself.

1. Ray from Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

2. Meursault from The Stranger

3. Angel Clare in Tess of the D'Urbervilles

4. Uriah Heep and Murdstones from David Copperfield

5. John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility by J.A.

6. Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights

7. He Who Must Not Be Named (L.V.) in the Harry PotterSeries.

From Non-fiction:

1. Roland Molineux from The Devil's Gentleman: Privelege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century by Harold Schechter
2. Ted Bundy from The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
3. H.H. Holmes from The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson

~Random mentions from others that came to my mind as I wrote this up, since I haven't necessarily read these books yet they're not in my top ten, but because I've heard about them before:

Rosamund from Middlemarch
Ellsworth Toohey of The Fountainhead
Emma Bovary of Madame Bovary
Sue Brideshead in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure

Do you remember any of these from my list? If so, what did you think about them - maybe you even liked them? Otherwise, be sure to tell me what villianous or disagreeable character first comes to your mind in the comments. I can't wait to hear who you pick!


Vicky August 10, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

Ughhh. I had to read Devil in the White CIty for a class in High School, and I seriously hated it. It gave me nightmares. I'll never forget it.

Suko August 10, 2010 at 7:42 PM  

What a fun meme, one that I never heard of before! :)

Jen August 10, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

I agree with H.H. Holmes!!! I read the Devil in the White City last year and couldn't believe some of the things he did (especially for that time period)...build a soundproof room where he tortures people in various ways. What a vile person!

danya August 10, 2010 at 8:21 PM  

Yes, I agree with you about Willoughby & Heathcliff! Actually I disliked just about every character in Wuthering Heights.

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Jamie August 10, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

I haven't read any of these actually! Alot of them are on my tbr list! I can't wait to read and see if I agree!

Anonymous August 10, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

Love your list! Eww...Ted Bundy...I'll skip that one haha. Just so you know, the black font is kinda hard to read, the yellow you use for the links is much better. But maybe thats just me. Have a great day!

Daisy August 11, 2010 at 4:03 AM  

Really disliked Heathcliff (and most of the rest of the characters from Wuthering Heights) as well! But I can't bring myself to hate Voldemort, I know he's evil, but at least he was a succesful evil person (reading about semi-evil characters is no fun).

Julie August 11, 2010 at 5:21 PM  

Vicky - I also hate that The Devil in the White City is an unforgettable book. Pure evil in that man.

Suko - I'm glad to have you come by and enjoy this meme! If you want, join in sometime.

Jen - I agree, H.H. Holmes is vile!

Dayna - I have a hard time when it comes to personalities like Willoughby myself. Austen did a great job on him.
I also remember thinking I liked Wuthering Heights and then I re-read it as an adult and I think there really aren't any redeeming characters in that book but it still sucked me in until the end. Well or miserably done is hard to determine.

Jamie - I can't wait to hear what you think of any of these books.

Danielle - I'm sure you can read old news to learn about Ted Bundy & you won't want to know very much.
Thanks for the tip about my blog. I switched it up so let me know if it looks better now. I appreciate any help. I like those crazy palm trees & the green of the background so that's why I keep it. :)

Daisy - I have to admit Heathcliff is one of a kind.
Although, I dislike L.V. and his evil-ness, he is one of those true "successful" villians right down until the very last, of course.

Thanks so much, everyone, for your comments. I rather enjoyed hearing what you thought. Please know I'm making the rounds to your blogs even if I'm slow about it. I like hearing from you!

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