Some characters just aren’t nice. But, that, we feel, is openbook1sort of the point. In a well written novel, there should be characters you love to hate. These aren’t necessarily meant to be the characters that are truly evil, or the ultimate villains. There are some characters that titillate the reading palate with their cynicism, their sarcasm and their down right jackass tendencies. There is a plethora of great bastards in fiction and this week we discuss just a few of our favorites.

What about you, LitStackers? Who is your favorite literary bastard? Tells us all about them in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “LitStaff Picks: Our Favorite Literary Bastards”

  1. You’re on an Alan Rickman tear today. I love him. He’s a fascinating actor, best when he’s playing a bad guy or an ambiguously good or bad character. And I think there were interesting villains in those mentioned, especially Jacques.

    1. Oh, no doubt he is an amazing actor. I really adore him as an actor. Snape, however, is not the hero folks have made him out to be…especially those folks who confuse the great actor with the bastard of a character. 🙂

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