One of my favorite authors is Gregory Maguire and he had quite a talent for writing books from the viewpoint of villains. What made his books special is that he often took characters that everyone know are villains and then wrote the stories from their perspective. Some of his books are rather old, but they have a timeless quality to them that makes them a pleasure to read even now. If I had to pick just one I would say Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. It is based on the "Wizard of Oz" stories by L. Frank Baum and stars the Wicked Witch of the West, who it turns out is just a bit misunderstood. Readers who fall in love with this book like I did should also read the sequels, which are Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men and Out of Oz.
Are There Any Good Books Where The Role Of Protagonist Is Played By A Villain?
Posted on 12th of October, 2018