characters as political figures

Nat Case ncase at
Wed May 23 11:33:19 EDT 2001


I think of Kankredin (SPELLCOATS) as being more of a cross between 
Uncle Fester from the Addams Family, and Alesair Crowley. One of 
Joneses' creepiest characters. Can't think of a politician of the 
modern age who could match him. Maybe the late East German leader, 
wossisname... I can't remember. Or Idi Amin or Laurent Kabila. Large, 
ruthless, and misshapen from years of evildoing. James Bond's nemesis 
Ernst Blofeld (in the later movies).

What's peoples' vote for creepiest, 
need-to-go-take-a-shower-after-reading character in Jones or in other 
Kids/YA fantasy? Jones tends not to go for sheer horrifying evil, 
just because it's more interesting to have an evil character exhibit 
some sympathetic qualities.

My vote goes to Carmody Bracque [sp?] in Mahy's THE CHANGEOVER: "A 
Baaaaby!" Brrrrrr...

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