Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's list: Top Ten Biggest Jerks in Literature

1. Nathan Price from the Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. This man was the epitome of repressed, abusive maleness. Hateful creature.

2. Tom Buchanan from the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A bit of a pig, racist and cheating a-hole. Yup, a real jerk.

3. Quentin Coldwater from The Magicians by Lev Grossman. He is indifferent to everything in his life, rejects any type of happiness and is bored by even having magical powers.

4. Alec d'Urberville from Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Major jerk, he actually carries a pitchfork!

5. Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, because he picks on poor Harry when he's already got issues.

6. Harold from The Stand by Stephen King. He does his best to destroy every plan the "good guys" have, so he deserves to be mentioned.

That's all I can come up with. Huh.


Red said...

Buchanan is such a good choice for this list. What an ass.

Anonymous said...

Nathan Price for sure! I'm sad I didn't think of him, hes a definite jerk who deserves on these lists. He got under my skin that whole book. I hate people like that.

Ellie said...

I dunno if I'll do a top ten this week...it seemed easier to think of mean girls!

Laura said...

Oh ny gosh, Alex d'urberville of course! I hate that guy far too mug for a fictional character! I do dislike Harold, in my terracing of the stand he hasn't turned fully jerky yet and I had forgotten that he did a little bit, but yeah, he's a good addition to any list of jerks really isn't he?

Anonymous said...

Alex would definitely be on my list if I hadn't have done an all Jane Austen list! Great picks!

KarenSi said...

Oooh, I hated Harold too. Couldn't get his own way so went to the dark side!

LBC said...

Buchanan does personify jerkiness. He isn't evil; he's a jerk.

Read my list here.