May 10, 2011
This fabulous meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week's topic is guys in books who are real jerks. Note: these are kind of spoilery because I explain why the guys are total scumbags. So you have been warned!
1.) Baron Debegri in Crown Duel – Oh, he is just loathsome. King Galdran is the most important villain in this book, but I think Debegri irritated me even more because he is such a low-down bully.
2.) Iago in Othello – arguably Shakespeare's sneakiest villain. He delights in spreading lies, tormenting Othello into believing his wife is unfaithful.
3.) Grima Wormtongue in Lord of the Rings – he's so very slimy.
4.) Paul in the Mediator series – he ties Suze up and gags her, and then still expects her to fall for him? So full of himself.
5.) Paul in The Year of Secret Assignments – what is up with all the Pauls being jerks? Anyway, this guy is a real scumbag who only pretends to care for Cassie.
6.) Prince Bryan in Summers at Castle Auburn – he's crude, arrogant, unfaithful, and has a sadistic streak. I honestly never understood why the main character liked him, but thankfully she eventually wises up and sees his true colours.
7.) Willoughby in Sense & Sensibility – because I had to include some Austen on here! Willoughby chooses money over love, breaking Marianne's heart with a hurtful letter. Not to mention his sordid past involving a woman he impregnated and then abandoned...
8.) Alex in the Song of the Lioness series – because he betrays Alanna and goes over to the dark side.
9.) Reeve in The Voice on the Radio – he spills someone else's secrets all over the airwaves, because he's in love with the sound of his own voice.
10.) Reyad in Poison Study – well, technically he's dead when the story begins, but we still see him in memories (and his ghost at times) so I'm counting him. Basically, he's a despicably sadistic creepy pervert. Enough said.