Monday, June 23, 2014

The ten worst fathers in literature

One father in the Telegraph's collection of the ten worst dads in literature:
David Melrose in Never Mind by Edward St Aubyn

This aristocratic sadist was based on St Aubyn’s own father. He forces his wife to eat off the floor and inflicts harrowing abuse on his five-year-old son Patrick. One the most terrifying characters in modern literature.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Patrick Melrose series also appears among Melissa Albert's four top novels that may drive you to drink and Mickey Sumner's six best books.

Also see: the ten worst fathers in books.

--Marshal Zeringue