Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Eight novels featuring likable murderers

C. J. Washington is a data scientist and writer. He has a master’s degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and daughter.

Washington's new novel is Imperfect Lives.

At Electric Lit he tagged eight books featuring "bad guys doing bad things, but we're still rooting for them." One title on the list:
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

When a vampire kills a human to feed, is it murder? If not, is it murder when a vampire kills a human for sport? Lestat de Lioncourt, born a mortal in France in 1760, transfigured into a vampire in 1781, was thoroughly demonized by Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview with the Vampire (the first book in the series and the proper place to start). In The Vampire Lestat (the second in the series), Lestat defends himself through the telling of his long and exciting history. A philosopher at heart, Lestat searches the world for other vampires, always seeking to discover the meaning of immortality.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue