18 Terrible Literary Characters I Will Always Hate: Today in Critical Linking

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There are awful characters, and then there are wickedly awful ones. Here are 15 exceptionally dreadful characters from beloved books whom I will always hate.

It’s funny: Dolores Umbridge is only like the sixth most-evil character in Harry Potter, but routinely tops lists like this one of the most hated literary characters.


 

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II is the Company’s most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007.

So much for it being a stageplay dampening demand.


 

But I’ve talked to a lot of women in the industry over the years, and there is a clear pattern we’ve all experienced. One day a few months ago, I was commissioned to work on the backlist of a prolific women’s lit author. Minutes later, an art director called about a memoir in which the author was “always the bridesmaid.” Later that day: a novel about a wife dealing with her husband’s indifference while balancing her new career and motherhood. Three projects from three different art directors. All aimed directly at women readers.

On being a female book designer.


Bryan Fuller’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel American Gods for Starz has been in the works for a while now, but our excitement just rocketed to new heights after the show held its first official panel at this year’s Comic-Con.

It does look good.

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