Do you ever really dislike a character in a book?

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
November 10, 2008 9:35pm CST
I'm reading a book by an author I've never read before. She's got quite a few books, and the one I'm reading is the 3rd or 4th in a series, although each book can stand alone on it's own merit. Well, there's the one character that I'm hoping someone kills pretty soon because he's just so getting on my last nerve. He's chouvenistic, pig-headed, racists, Mr. I'm-The-Greatest-Person-Alive. I just cringe when I see his character appearing in print. I wonder how someone could write such a character in like that? I mean you've got to have a bit of creativity going on, even though I know there are plenty of people like that around. Fortunately I don't have to deal with them personally and this guy's gone as soon as I'm done with the book!
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Nov 08
Yes, and they are usually abusive people to top it all off. I think that is one of the most wonderful things about books. You can open the cover, and be in a whole new world. Close the book and all the scary things are locked away inside. Feel dislike for someone, have him get on your nerves, well just leave the book or turn the page. You could share the name of your book, or your author with us. I am sure some of us would enjoy that.
• United States
22 Nov 08
I loved Jackie collins "Lucky" I loved most of the stories about Lucky but did not read them all.
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• United States
22 Nov 08
What usually happens is the ones I love die off not the bad ones. I do like it what the obnoxious ones end up turning around and becoming nice.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
22 Nov 08
This one got his in the end, which was great! It was really weird how it all happenned though...