I Wanna Be Bad: An Obscure Mystery Novelist Talks Bad Guys

Wonderful post, Max. Thought I’d try to reblog it at my work-in-progress website

MotiveMeansOpportunity

max picOn a villain’s true worth: villains serve an important function in society: they allow us to play out our deepest, darkest fantasies without suffering the moral and/or legal and/or spiritual consequences.

By Max Everhart

I wanna be bad.

Really bad.

Come on, it’s fun to be naughty, but what’s even more fun (and safer) is reading about other people misbehaving. Ah, literary villains. How I envy you all. From contract assassins to femme fatales to serial killers who hunt serial killers (shout out to Dexter!), villains just have more fun than the rest of us so-called civilized folk. What’s more, villains serve an important function in society: they allow us to play out our deepest, darkest fantasies without suffering the moral and/or legal and/or spiritual consequences. If only I could be a walking ID for just one day. . . but, alas, I must reluctantly abide by our government’s…

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