This week’s Booking Through Thursday is all about the villain. Best moustache-twirling
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!
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First person that comes to mind is Euphemia from Julia Garwood’s The Wedding. That woman is evil. She was one of those mother in laws from hell. She was telling Brenna how to run her household by makeing “helpful” suggestions. She often called Brenna “child” which Brenna hated. Euphemia also “accidently” ruined all the decorating Brenna had done.
The kicker though was not only did she tell Brenna that she should submit to her other son Raen, she was also the traiter to her step son, Connor’s clan.
Evil, evil, evil woman.
There have been so many great villains out there it’s really hard for me to choose just one. But I think I’m going to go with the villain from Dean Koontz‘s The Door To December. Melanie, a three year old, is kidnapped by her father and subjected to numerous tortures and tests. He (her father) wanted to prove that you could bring out psychic abilities in people if only you could get them to open their minds, and he chose his young daughter to test the theory. She was left in a sensory-deprivation tank for hours and hours (sometimes even days on end) and forced to do test after test. She was shown no love or compassion and was treated exactly as a test subject would be.
All of this from her father. Yes, I think he definitely tops my list.
What about the rest of you??