10 CHARACTERS WE LOVE TO HATE [SHOWING SLIDE 5 OF 10]

We rhapsodized a few weeks ago about we’d like to be best friends with but we go for villains too. We’ll let the psychiatrists and philosophers figure out why we revel so gleefully in disgust for characters we revile. Leave it to us, however, to reveal which books, in both fiction and nonfiction, do the best job of making us yearn for vengeance against murderers, corrupt plutocrats, smug politicians and terrorists.

Kirkus Star
by Donna Tartt

"Still, the characters are gritty and appealing, and the story holds you throughout. Tartt appears to have struck gold once again."
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