SURVEY: Who is your favourite (or most unfavourite) villain in a book?

Our Tuesday Survey on 20 July 2010 posed the following question:

Who is your favourite (or most unfavourite) villain in a book?

Some of the responses that we received via Facebook and Twitter were:

Voldemort, Big Brother, Nurse Ratched, Hannibel Lecterand many more…

What do you think?  Add your suggestions to the comments below…

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.

6 thoughts on “SURVEY: Who is your favourite (or most unfavourite) villain in a book?”

  1. Righto, our favourite villains at Boomerang Books are Voldemort (Harry Potter), Gargamel (The Smurfs – is that a book?), Nurse Ratched (One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Big Brother (1984), Brother Leon and The Goober (Chocolate War) and Rastapopoulos (Tintin).

  2. From Anna Valdinger: The Mayor out of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy (although I haven’t read the last one yet). Eeeeeeevil.

  3. It’s got to be Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis. Holmes keeps thinking he’s beaten him, but back he comes in the next story – evil AND indestructible.

  4. My most unfavourite villain is Satan, who is cast as God’s nemesis in The Bible. He seems to be a particularly nasty piece of work. Mind you, there aren’t too many critics who have reviewed the Bible who opt to give him the benefit of any doubt.
    That said, in a, ‘Predator vs Satan’ battle I know who I’d have my 2 bucks on.

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