This hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Every week bloggers answer a question and then visit other blogs that are participating. This week's question is: Halloween Edition: Norman Bates VS Hannibal Lecter: Which one of these famous book murderers is scarier?
A: Gosh, I would have to say Hannibal Lecter. I know Norman Bates is one crazy mo'fo, but I rather be stuck in a room with him versus Hannibal. Hannibal would just eat my face off while still alive *shudder.*
(Optional Question: Who is your favorite book villain?)
This one is a tough one...it's tied between two classic villain characters: Count Dracula and Erik, the Opera Ghost. Count Dracula was described as a monster who tried to destroy the main characters and claimed one as his own. His character had inspired hundreds of adaptations that have turned him into something sexy. Erik, on the other hand, has not inspired as many adaptations like Dracula but he too is a recognizable villain. He's the mad man whose in love with an opera singer and who would do ANYTHING to make sure he has her. Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorite books (and musicals) so I cannot help but love Erik.
The beginning:"Have you ever wonder what it would be like to be one of those perfect girls? You know the ones I mean--tiny noses that never cry out for a nose job, perfectly white teeth--straight as an arrow, and hair that doesn't frizz when you walk out in the Cairo sun." Page 56:" 'I hear Western women love to do things our women are forbidden to do,' the shorter man said and ran his tongue across his mouth in anticipation."
The first lines of this book made me chuckle because I connected with it when it comes to hair. I'm always envious of my dance sisters who are able to perform and still have perfect hair while I look like I got struck by lightning.
The lines from page 56, though, made me shudder. When reading this part in the book, I couldn't help but scream at the main character to run away. This was a heart pumping part.