We haven’t had a quiz for a while, so let’s talk about characters who really aren’t nice, but you like them anyway.
They’re all speculative fiction (and the fact that we used that word rather than fantasy and science fiction is a clue in itself, folks, as one is more a mystery with supernatural elements). Some of them are anti-heroes, some secondary characters in other books.
Also, your degree of ‘not nice’ may differ from ours, especially for the last one. It’s subjective.
Oh, and I hate stairs.
I’m the last surviving member of a bikie gang that terrorized the Barbary Coast of California.
The government offers me a pardon if I take a shipment of drugs across country.
We’re on the side of angels, although the angels don’t necessarily believe this is an entirely positive thing.
Easy? Duh? But which one am I?
I have a granddaughter, Susan, and an apprentice named Mort.
You may not consider this guy unlikeable. We do, but we can’t work out if he’s deliberately meant to be an unpleasant man who turns out okay, or if he’s supposed to be an okay man who just doesn’t work for us as a character.
We’ve actually mentioned our ambivalence about him in another blog post (and that’s another clue). You decide.
How do you think you went?
Answers next week.