Each week, in addition to a question to answer, one of the previous week’s participants will be randomly selected by each host for an interview (hence the Feature portion of the meme). This week’s featured blogger is On Starships and Dragonwings.
Here’s this week’s question:
Who is your favorite villain from a book?
What a great question. It seems that we spend so much time mooning over our book boyfriends or kick-ass heroines that the villains have to sit in coach between the yakky granny and the guy with B.O. Let’s face it: certain books would be nowheresville without one, so let’s celebrate blackguards, caitiffs, criminals, evildoers, low-lifes, malefactors, miscreants, offenders, rapscallions, reprobates, scoundrels and wretches. At least in just this one post.
One of the best evil baddies of all time has to come from Harry Potter. No, not Voldemort – you’re great n all, don’t get me wrong, Voldy – but the top honors should go to Bellatrix LeStrange. One scary
witch wizard. Totally whackydoodle. She’s all “How ’bout we kill some Muggles” and “Let’s carve things into Hermione’s arm” on the one hand, and on the other, she’s a simpering, wild-haired suck up who would cut off her own nose and give it to The Dark Lord to replace his snaky air-holes if he wanted. I don’t know if it was Azkaban, a Muggle dissing her or (just a theory) the Sorting Hat being too tight that made her cray cray, but whatever it was, it did the job. But good.
Plus, she knifed Dobby. ‘Nuff said.