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I struggled to come up with anything for #GratefulReads yesterday, but today this came to mind. In the book, and musical, Javert is a complex character that I couldn‘t dislike, but Crowe‘s dreadful performance made him a #CharacterYouLoveToHate. Meanwhile, in the book, the Thenadiers are pure evil, but in the musical they are offered up as light relief, #CharactersYouHateToLove

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 3mo
DGRachel I completely agree about the Thenardiers! They are completely loathesome in the book, but bawdy, comic relief in the musical. 3mo
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The Wizard of Oz | Salman Rushdie
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The Wicked Witch of the West is much scarier in the movie, due to Margaret Hamilton‘s iconic performance. And I suppose a witch might enjoy living in a #ghosttown #characteryoulovetohate #gratefulreads #illgetyoumypretty #movember

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽and yes, Wicked Witch was the stuff of nightmares 😬😱 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Nice! 👌🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!!! 3mo
GidgetsTreasures75 @rubyslippersreads I just read that the director of The Wizard of Oz edited out a lot of Ms. Hamilton‘s scenes because he felt they were too scary for children to see on the big screen! Can you imagine what he must of left out? That witch scared me for years!!! 3mo
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

Every time I read the opening line of King's Dark Tower series I shiver, because it's just so good! A character I love to hate is the man in black, Randall Flagg. He's just so evil, intelligent, and powerful...he gives me the creeps! I'm excited to hate him all over again now that I'm rereading The Stand! ?

#gratefulreads #characteryoulovetohate @OriginalCyn620

vivastory I started book 5 today, it's brilliant! 3mo
Branwen @vivastory That's the one I'm on also! 😀 Although its been a while since I've picked it up as I keep getting distracted by other things! 😁 3mo
vivastory What were your thoughts on Wizard and Glass? I know it's the most divisive book in the series, but I really enjoyed learning more about Roland's past. I felt like it also offered a better sense of Mid-World. 3mo
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Branwen @vivastory I actually LOVED Wizard and Glass! I also really liked learning about Roland's past and learning some of why he is the way he is. It was very enlightening and I think important to tje rest of the series. I didn't realize it was so divisive! Do many people not like it? 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 3mo
vivastory The feeling I got looking online after finishing it was that about half of the people disliked it, because they felt like it was an unnecessary detour from the main story. But I'm with you, I loved it. 3mo
Branwen @vivastory Yes! I also liked that the pace was a bit slower than the previous books, you know? It felt easier to absorb all that cool history! 3mo
vivastory Great point! I really appreciated the pacing, it felt more fully realized than the first 3. I couldn't help but read a bit into possible criticism of book 4 when at the beginning of book 5 Roland asked if they all liked reading their stories categorized one way & then he mentioned stew. I thought that was a brilliant metaphor for not only DT series, but King as a writer. How he's able to blend different styles together. 3mo
Branwen @vivastory Wow, yes! I hadn't thought of that before, but you're so right! 3mo
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Amy Dunne 😫😫😫 I cant stand her!!!! Hate is a strong word!

LoverOfLearning I was so so with this book. I felt like it dragged in parts and was overly descriptive on others. What did you think of it? 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Whereas I loved her. 😂😂 3mo
RachelAmphlett Omg - great pick! I got stuck on today‘s challenge but this is SO right! 3mo
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TheSpineView Excellant choice! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Great minds, Misty! 😉 she was my pick too 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 awesome!! I can‘t stand her!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RachelAmphlett I can‘t stand The girl on the train either 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MicheleinPhilly 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LoverOfLearning I thought it dragged too at times! I didn‘t like the husband either! I actually don‘t like any of this authors books! She was just manipulative, crazy, and she faked rape /assault. I hate that I lost the time I spent reading this!!! 😱😫😡 3mo
LoverOfLearning @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yeah it was a tough read for sure. 3mo
Hooked_on_books Oh she‘s awful! Which is what makes her such a great character—she‘s fascinating. I would sure never want to meet her, though. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hooked_on_books haha!! You wouldn‘t want her as a bestie 😉😉 3mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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AvidReader25 She is such a fantastic character! 3mo
Nute Yes! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 I still haven‘t read this one! I feel like I‘m missing out! 3mo
Lcsmcat @OriginalCyn620 Because you are 😆 Seriously, it‘s a good book and a fairly quick read. 3mo
rubyslippersreads She‘s so menacing! @OriginalCyn620 You really are missing out. 😊 3mo
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#GratefulReads #characteryoulovetohate
I won‘t go so far as to say I ‘hate‘ but the protagonist, Dr Marc Schlosser, is truly a disgusting and detestable character. If you‘ve read the book, you‘ll know what I mean. If you haven‘t, read it and perhaps you‘ll grow to hate him.

Megabooks You‘ve intrigued me! #stacked 3mo
emilyhaldi I agree with you 😝 3mo
Simona Same! 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm @Megabooks you must have a penchant for unlikeable characters to enjoy it! 😉 3mo
Megabooks @erzascarletbookgasm 9 times out of 10, I love a good unlikable character! 😁 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Nute Yes!!! 3mo
Balibee146 Snap 🙌 3mo
Bklover Definitely 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3mo
melissajayne I went to the Downton Abbey and while I enjoyed the movie, all I could see was Professor Umbridge the last couple of times I saw the DA movie. 3mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#GratefulReads #CharacterYouLoveToHate: Heathcliff. And Catherine. Hindley, also... there are so many to choose from in this one!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

jewright The characters are so complex. 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere Great call - none of these characters are likeable 😂 4mo
Tamra Ohhhh, time for a reread of this favorite! ☺️ 3mo
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CoffeeNBooks @Tamra I read this every year with my AP Literature class, and I always enjoy rereading it! 3mo
Tamra @CoffeeNBooks do you read Scarlet Letter too? Ethan Frome? Those are my favorites along with Wuthering Heights. What else do you cover? (edited) 3mo
CoffeeNBooks @Tamra We read Hamlet, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1984, The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, Waiting for Godot, and The Handmaid's Tale. 3mo
Tamra @CoffeeNBooks what a wonderful cross section! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Good choice! 3mo
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#gratefulreads Day 10 picking and a #characteryoulovetohate was pretty easy... Step forward one Dolores Umbridge!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

TrishB Definitely 👍🏻 4mo
Texreader Nailed it. 4mo
IvoryLunatic I‘ve never seen that cover. It‘s gorgeous. 4mo
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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚🖤 4mo
Balibee146 @ivorylunatic it's the UK "adult' cover from publication day so an old one... I remember queuing up outside Waterstones Bookshop for door opening at Midnight ? 4mo
Susanita She‘s pretty despicable. 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere Oooooh, good choice. She was despicable 4mo
GingerAntics She‘s a perfect pick for that!!! Love that book cover, too! 3mo
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OriginalCyn620 Yes! 🙌🏻 4mo
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