I’m one of those people that appreciates a well developed villain almost more than the main character. Bonus points to the writer if the villain is the main character, but that’s a post for another day. Today, let’s talk about some of my favorite book villains.
I enjoyed The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, but I would have loved it more if Luc made a bigger appearance. Luc is what made this story interesting and he wasn’t included enough for my taste. He added so much edge that this story needed.
I love to hate Ace Merrill. I have from the moment that I first watched Stand By Me. And then when I read The Body I was thrilled to find that he’s even worse in the book. I was pumped that King wrote an older version of him into Needful Things. He’s such a slimy, scheming jerk, but I love every minute that I get to spend with his character.
I know that based on the movie that I could make the argument that Erik was a victim of circumstance. I totally get that and I definitely feel sympathy for him. He’s my favorite character out of the whole movie and book. I would have loved for The Phantom of the Opera to end differently. However, Erik still does some really bad things. He’s still a villain. And I love him so much.
That’s a few of my favorite book villains. Villains really spice up the stories that they are included in. They are so necessary for a well-rounded story, in my opinion. These books wouldn’t be the same without their bad guys.