#SixforSunday is a blog feature started by A Little but A Lot in 2017. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. This week’s prompt gets a little spooky as it is about characters you would NOT want to meet in real life.
This was actually way harder than I thought it would be. There are plenty of characters I would not want to meet, but there aren’t many characters I’d be scared to meet. Let’s get started:
6. Laura Sutton, The Companion
There are so many reasons I would not want to meet Laura Sutton, most of which I cannot talk about without giving away some major plot points. Suffice it to say that meeting her probably wouldn’t be too bad, as long as I didn’t eat or drink anything she had prepared. for my full review on this one, check here.
5. Carrie, Carrie
I feel kind of bad about this one. If you’ve ever read this novel you know that its title character is incredibly broken and I can’t help but feel sympathy for her. She is bullied and abused by pretty much everyone she knows, and whereas I didn’t mind her getting some retribution, she took out way too many innocent bystanders for my liking. Carrie was unstable and dangerous. I would not want to be in a room with her.
4. Robert Lovelace, Clarissa; or, The History of a Young Lady
I never thought I’d mention this novel on my blog. For one thing, I only read the 700 page abridged version because the actual novel spans several volumes. I read it during grad school because I just had to take a class in 16th century British literature.
It’s a morality tale told in a series of letters written by the main characters, and it is exactly as pretentious as it sounds. That said, its main antagonist, Robert Lovelace, is possibly the greatest villain of all time in the worst possible ways. He manipulates, kidnaps, and eventually rapes the title character all while being…roguish and charming? This guy was such a charmer that the author put footnotes in the reprint of his novel just to remind female readers that Lovelace was, in fact, the devil.
Also, Clarissa died, and Lovelace totally got away with his crime. I would not want to be in a room alone with him.
3. Humbert Humbert, Lolita
I would be scared to meet this man because I’d be afraid of what I’d do to him.
2. Joe, The Patient
This character was absolutely the stuff of nightmares. I can’t really say much without giving away the entire novel (which I’ve already reviewed) but know that he is like nothing you’ve ever read before.
1. Kurt Barlow, Salem’s Lot
Suffice it to say he’s a vampire who takes over a town in a matter of days. I don’t want to meet him. I don’t want to be around him at all. I don’t even want him to know my name.
What do you think of my list? Do you have any characters you’d be scared to meet?