It's about time we started having a "heated debate". So I thought I'd post a couple of new topics to get the ball rolling.
Who, in your opinion, is the best literary/fictional villain?? Opinions could be clouded by films and suchlike but we'll have to live with that.
My choice would be Captain Dudley Smith from the James Ellroy series of Detective/Crime books (LA Confidential, The Big Nowhere,Etc). What a bastard!! He postively resonates with evil, sleaze and degradation. He moves through LA's seedy underworld like a shark preying on anyone weak or stupid enough to get in his way. Twisted, manipulative, greedy - class character.
Impress me Bookworld!!
ps I realise there is a typo in the topic heading. D'oh!!