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CasperAZ
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Most Evil Character in a Book?

My vote goes to Hannibal Lecter.

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Desert_Brat
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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

I don't remember if it had a name ... but the creature in Cold Fire.

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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

Dr MIke Bekker from The Eyes Of Prey & Silent Prey; books 3 &4 of John Sanford’s Prey series. 

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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

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Cruella D'Ville? Just off the top of my head.

 

Also, I really did not like the mother-in-law in the Of Bees and Mist (at least I think that was the book's name--First Look).

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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

I'm going to have to go with the devil, Satan, Beelzebub, Antichrist, author of all sins, Lucifer, etc. Or am I being too obvious?

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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

B_Lux, no, you are not being too obvious. You provided an excellent answer.

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CasperAZ
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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

I thought of an evil character that will make one cringe.....George Harvey in "The Lovely Bones."

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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

Any Stephen King fan will say just one word:  Flagg

 

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Radula
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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

As a King fan ... I have to agree with Flagg.  Although I would add The Crimson King and Pennywise.

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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

 


Radula wrote:

As a King fan ... I have to agree with Flagg.  Although I would add The Crimson King and Pennywise.


For me it's Pennywise.  Maybe it's because It was the first King book I ever read..but Flagg and the Crimson King are right up there at the top of the list.

 

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