Thursday, June 16, 2011

Samuels Says - "Which book has the villain you love to hate?"

This month for our display, we asked the staff: "Which book has the villain you love to hate?" Here are our picks—we'd love to hear yours too!

Annie Wilkes from Misery by Stephen King
The Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The White Witch from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Scrooge from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Shere Kahn from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Catherine de Medicis from The Dark Queen series by Susan Caroll
“Black Jack” Randall from the Outlander series
The evil Isadora in Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton

Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Leck from Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Somerled from Wolfskin by Juliet Marillier
The Homunculi from Full Metal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
Mad Cow Disease from Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Gollum from the Lord of the Rings by J.R. R. Tolkien

Mrs. Hilly from The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson
Annie Wilkes from Misery by Stephen King
The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen (sound recording)
The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver (MP3 format)
The Shining by Stephen King

Snape; Voldemort; Draco all from the Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling
Sir Leigh Teabing from The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Camerlengo from Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Gollum from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Nuala from Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
Ursula, the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson
Cruella de Ville from The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
The Volturi from The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

Joan 1:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Lovely Bones by Alia Sebold
The Confession by John Grisham
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (anything else by her too)

Voldemort; the Malfoys, and Bellatrix Lestrange from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Capitol citizens from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Sauron and his minions from The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Captain Hook from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The murderer in Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
The priest in The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Lucinda from Time Windows from Kathryn Reiss
Mrs. Coulter from The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
Aunt Redd from The Looking Glass Wars trilogy by Frank Beddor
All the baddies but especially "Auntie Em"/Medusa from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
The original evil vamp from Dracula by Bram Stroker

Bleak House, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
Hamlet and Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Murder on the Orient Express and Curtain by Agatha Christie
Thief of Time and Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
The Client by John Grisham
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Firestarter and The Stand by Stephan King
The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Haunted Ground by Erin Hart
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
The White Cat by Holly Black
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
Grave Sight; book one of the Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris
Real Murders; book one of the Aurora Teagarden series by Charlaine Harris
Odd Thomas; The Darkest Evening of the Year; Dark Rivers of the Heart; One Door Away from Heaven; all by Dean Koontz
Deja Dead; book one in the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs– The Bones T.V. show!
The Bourne Identity; book one of the Jason Bourne series by Robert Ludlom
The Fetch by Chris Humphreys
Open Season by Linda Howard
A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer

Kathy J.:
Nicolae Carpathia from the Left Behind series; and The Rising series, both by Tim LaHaye

1 comment:

  1. Angels and Demons follows the story of a fictional religious symbolist, Robert Langdon. The best at what he does, Langdon is called in to investigate the murder of a religious scientist, seemingly committed by a mysterious groups of free thinkers known as the illuminati, who operated against the Roman Catholic Church. The group was rumored to include many of the top scientists throughout history before the church tried to eradicate them. After this event the peaceful group turned hostile and dispersed. Langdon winds up following the trail of this underground society, following hundred year old clues left by the greatest minds in history. As he unravels the secrets of the illuminati he becomes entwined in a centuries old feud between science and religion.