Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Who is your scariest character?

Abebooks asked visitors to name the scariest characters in books. The results:

1. Big Brother from 1984 by George Orwell
2. Hannibal Lecter from the novels by Thomas Harris
3. Pennywise the clown from It by Stephen King
4. Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
5. Count Dracula from Bram Stoker's novel
6. Annie Wilkes from Misery by Stephen King
7. The demon from The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
8. Patrick Bateman from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
9. Bill Sykes from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
10. Voldemort from the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

Got another favorite?

I lifted this list from Southern Review of Books from Anvil Publications. Though promotional in nature, there were some interesting marketing tips in this review.

3 comments:

Nancy P said...

Hmm. Thinking. Oh, I know one. The killer in John D. MacDonald's novel, The Executioners.

Austin Carr said...

In Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, the gambling kingpin's muscle is a cruel, cold-blooded killer named Canero (sp?). Actor Bob Steele did a great job in the old movie with Bogart, too. A crazy, inhuman look in his eye. Very scary.

Rick Bylina said...

I think "Big Brother" or "Volderant" are excellent choices. How to you fight back against a non-entity.