Tag Archives: Stephen King

Villains list nears end


Continuing the Top 50 villains in literature we have arrived at number 10.  Annie Wilkes: The obsessed fan from Stephen King‘s Misery (Viking, 1987), Ms. Wilkes is any celebrity’s nightmare.  She personifies adulation that steps over every moral and social … Continue reading

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More memorable villains in literature


25.  Dr. Fu Manchu: The evil genius from the Sax Rohmer novels bent on world domination was oddly enough, averse to the use of guns.  With an intellect that rivaled that of Moriarty, the nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Fu … Continue reading

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Literary characters who put the ill in villain


30.  Prince John: According to the Robin Hood mythos, Prince John kept the masses in line with egregious taxes and a crooked rule while King Richard fought in the Holy Wars in distant lands.  A shining example of how power … Continue reading

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Good villains in literature


Villains. The characters we love to hate and hate to love. A good fictional villain is not just some evil person, though there are definitely some excellent exceptions. The best villains in fiction are complex characters – sometimes they even … Continue reading

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Save the Poe museum


The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, MD is in danger of being closed! I first learned of this on Twitter, when Neil Gaiman sent out a tweet. I’ve signed the petition and am urging other like-minded folks to do … Continue reading

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