Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Top 10 Meanest Males in Books

Question: Top 10 Meanest Males?

Answer: Two weeks ago was ladies night, so now its time for the men.   

  1. Zaphod Beeblebrox (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) – Honestly, it’s just so much fun to say Zaphod Beeblebrox’s name not to include Zaphod Beeblebrox.  Zaphod Beeblebrox.
  2. Assef (The Kite Runner) – From boyhood to adult, Assef was soooo horrible.  Sweet, sweet sling shot...
  3. Max Devore (Bag of Bones) – The wheelchair scene by the lake seriously took about 3.5 years off our lives.
  4. George Wickham (Pride and Prejudice) – Besides being a compulsive liar, he has very few other redeeming traits.
  5. Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights) – Yes, he loved Catherine with all the violent passion his selfish little heart could muster. Bla, bla, bla.  He was still a jerk (wow, we may need to include ourselves for number 6 after that mean spirited commentary).
  6. Acheron Hades (The Eyre Affair) – This is one nasty villain and the face of literary crime.  What he did to Jane Eyre was.... well.  
  7. President Snow (The Hunger Games) – He oversaw the Hunger Games.  Enough said.
  8. Waleran Bigod (The Pillars of the Earth) – It’s hard not to pick one of the males from the Hamleigh clan for this, but we thought we’d change things up. 
  9. Uriah Heep (David Copperfield) – Uriah is a heap of... well, he’s not really that nice of a person.
  10. Captain Hook (Peter Pan) – Honestly we were having a little trouble choosing number 10 so we thought we'd throw in one of the most infamous pirates of all time.

Have a great week and head on over to The Broke and the Bookish to join the fun!


  1. Love your list. Zaphod Beelblebrox is a great name and he is a little bit (big bit) jerky. Can't believe I didn't think to add Acheron Hades. Uriah Heep and Heethcloff also made my list.

  2. Alot of Heathcliff hate on the lists today (i'm in there too!). Good list!

  3. I used a Ken Follett Character too, but mine was from World Without End...there were some nasty, greedy characters in those books, weren't there?

  4. I have a feeling I'm just going to be repeating Zaphod Beeblebrox for the rest of the day. Great list!

  5. I like your list. Uriah Heep was a real jerk!!!

  6. There's Heathcliff again! He's making a lot of lists today! Not mine though! :)

  7. Zaphod made my list too! What an egotistical arse. *snort*

    Captain Hook is a great choice too.

    I love your list.

  8. Zaphod Beeblebrox. (Really is fun ;p) I cannot believe I missed him!
    Assef - Totally agree with you there!
    Captain Hook is classic!
    Great list.

  9. Assef and Heathcliff are great choices! Assef made that book hard to read. I believe I yelled at him many times throughout the book.

  10. totally agree with 4 and 5. I never got Heathcliff as a romantic figure. He's just a big old d-bag honestly!

  11. Great list, I have Waleran Bigod on my list too, it was hard to pick just one jerk from that book!

  12. Heathcliff is a jerk! But I jerk I seem to like... Nice list!

  13. Heathcliff! I think he wins the jerk award. Almost everyone listed him. Lol.

  14. I've seen Zaphod on a few lists, but I can't say that I agree (except about how fun his name is to say). I found him to be less of a jerk and more of just a self-centered person who doesn't understand the universe *doesn't* revolve around him.

    As for Uriah Heep...*shudder*. That man is so unbelievably sketchy. I can't even think of his name with a shiver running down my spine. He just...there aren't words for how disturbing he is.

  15. Ooh... I totally forgot about Captain Hook! Nice list. :)

  16. I haven't read too many of the books on your list this week (even some that I should have read for class). President Snow is a creeper though. I think she describes him as smelling like blood, which is super yuck.

    Check out my list here.

  17. ugh President Snow, too mean!! Also agree with Waleran Bigod but i think I would have chosen Willaim Hamleigh from that same book. He was pure evil!