Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Top Ten Most Dislikable Characters

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks Top Ten:
What are your top ten most dislikable characters?

1. Frank McCourt from Angela's Ashes: I think this is the only book I've ever truly hated, mainly because I thought the main character was just a whiney and overall annoying boy. I just wanted to shout WHAT ARE YOU DOING??? at him throughout the whole book.

2. Quentin Coldwater from the Magicians: he has really has no redeeming qualities. He's arrogant, lazy, ungrateful, whining.. And he's drunk of his ass most of the book, which isn't very charming either.

3. Catherine Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights: she's just weird and annoying. I couldn't get the way she treated Heathcliff. I know it's a classic, but I didn't really like any of the characters.

4. Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter: EVIL! She's just plain EVIL! (yes in all caps) And for no reason whatsoever. HATE HATE HATE her!

5. William Hamleigh from Pillars of the Earth: again EVIL! The only drive he has is to destroy all the characters I love (Aliena, Prior Philip, Jack Jackson) and I will never forgive him for killing one of the characters I really loved as well (can't tell, major spoiler).

6. Anna Karenina: she just reminds me of a person suffering from borderline personality disorder and I just can't agree with the choices she made. She's a horrible mother and is never satisfied with anything. I couldn't bring myself to like her.

7. The guy who killed uncle Tom from Uncle Tom's Cabin: I really can't remember his name, but what he did traumatised me when I was 9 or 10 years old. I think up until this moment only evil or really ancient people died in the books I read (all from natural causes I think), never the good, lovable ones.

8. M. Danglars from the Count of Monte Cristo: he wanted to destroy Edmond Dantes (who I love) because he was jealous of his position on a ship. Seriously?? That's not something to destroy a person over! You try to do better yourself. Shame on you Danglars!

9. Mercy Williams from The Heretic's Daughter: first Sarah's family takes her in and then she goes around spreading bad stories about them and accusing her mother of witchcraft. That's just evil and ungrateful.

10. The Grey Knight from Juniper: I was terribly afraid of him when I was younger. I mean, he could turn into a big vicious black dog, he stank of rotten eggs and he chased after children and tried to kill them. He's horrible!

It was kind of hard coming up with 10 I really dislike cause even the villains most of the time are interesting characters. But I made it :)
Tell me about your most disliked/hated characters.


  1. In complete agreement with you about Catherine Earnshaw (actually I disliked just about all the characters from that book!)

    A Tapestry of Words

  2. Thanks for stopping by!

    I've yet to read Wuthering Heights, but have been thinking about reading it more and more since the new cover came out....which, I admit, is a silly reason to think "oh, now would be a good time to read that book," but oh well.

  3. I haven't read any of these on your list! Most of them are on my TBR list though!

  4. This may be slightly off-topic, but last winter I read a book in which I hated all the characters -- not one had a redeeming quality -- but I LOVED the book. Is that weird?
    The book was Serena by Ron Rash

  5. I completely agree with Catherine Earnshaw. I couldn't stand her. I'm also on board with #4 and #8.

    I'd also add these:

    Madame Bovary-mostly for the reasons you said about Anna Karenina.

    Briony from Atonement

    Alex from Tess of the D'ubervilles

    The maid from "Rebecca". She was creepy and psycho!

  6. Umbridge and Catherine made my list! I hated Umbridge SO MUCH!! Shes more evil than Voldemort.

  7. Thanks for coming by my blog! I apologize for taking so long to get to yours. You've made a great list and I like how well you've personalized it. I had trouble stating reasons for disliking each one, partly because of time and because I was feeling mean. lol!
    I agree with you on Umbridge, Catherine and many of those Wuthering Heights characters too. As for others on your list, I'd have to find out for myself. Yipee-more reading for me! :D