[DWJ] Big Bad Read

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 22:21:46 EDT 2006

You know, there are two villains on that list that still frighten me to this

Bill Sikes from "Oliver Twist" and the Child Catcher from "Chitty Chitty
Bang Bang".

With the latter, it's mostly the movie version that just makes me cringe
everytime I see him. Makes it hard to look at Michael Jackson, who, at one
point, seemed to be doing his best to look just like the Child Catcher from
the movie.

Bill Sikes was just downright evil, evil, evil. Not much makes me more
uncomfortable than someone singing "As Long as He Needs Me" (Nancy's song
from the musical "Oliver") out of context. I mean, for pete's sake, she
sings it just before . . . .

(off to read something to rid my mind of those two men!)

On 6/21/06, Elizabeth Evans <er.evans at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> Lili said:
> Speaking of CS Lewis, has anyone else been voting in the Big Bad Read for
> their favourite literary villain?
> No DWJ Jones villains though, but I suppose we could make our own list...
> Laurel?
> The Companion in Dogsbody?
> That horrible woman in The Merlin Conspiracy whose name has escaped me?
> (notices they're all women)
> (hmm...)
> Thanks for the pointer to the Big Bad Read, Lili.  For those who haven't
> been to look for it yet, it's at  http://www.bigbadread.co.uk/ - and I see
> they ask us to email them with suggestions for villains who are not yet on
> their list. Just as well, as the pool of books/authors that they draw their
> villains from seems quite small, and there are quite a few that I would
> never class as 'children's books'. Animal Farm, fr'example.
> So we could all send in our favourite DWJ villain. Mine changes depending
> on which book I'm reading, but I think Aunt Maria and the Morrigan are
> currently competing for first place as the creepiest.
> Regards
> Elizabeth.
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Ian W. Riddell
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Artistic Director, Perfect Harmony Men's Chorus
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