In honor of Friday the 13th (what some consider the unluckiest day of the year,) I'm posting on my fave unluckiest L characters :
Dr. Lecter, AKA Hannibal the Cannibal
The genius of author Thomas Harris created a serial killer so complex and layered, I often found myself rooting for the bad guy. What makes him so fascinating is his diabolical, twisted ways contrasted by his refined love of art, culture, and etiquette. And what makes hims so mind-bogglingly frightening, is his profound understanding of the human psyche. As a psychiatric professional himself, he's the last person you want delving into your subconscious ... or else he could soon be dining on your liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. ;)
His unlucky life of loss and torment could turn any person into a criminal, but Thomas Harris really pushed the envelope with this guy, making Dr. Lecter one of the creepiest characters in literature, while Anthony Hopkins brought him to life on screen in a way that could never be matched.
Talk about unlucky. This girl should be the poster girl. Super intelligent, spunky, tough, but oh so broken. If I was gonna set up a heist, I'd want her on my side for sure. But man, oh man, what author Steig Larrson did to her! It only showed how tough she could be, and I found myself admiring her tenacity and audacity, while feeling immensely sorry for her at the same time. The story is a bit too much for my taste these days, but I really loved Lisbeth's character. And Rooney Mara is outstanding in the film!
How about you? Any other unlucky characters you'd like to share? What do you think of these two? Please share! And thanks so much for stopping by during this busy bloghopping month!