I can't believe that nobody has mentioned it yet, but the quintessential book written from the perspective of a villain is American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I suppose that basically any book that is written from the perspective of a villain would qualify, but to me Patrick Bateman is one of the most chilling leads ever in a book. Just the cold blooded way in which he narrates the book and talks about moving in the wealthy circles of the New York elite during the day before indulging in some murder at night is extremely disturbing. As the book progresses, the crimes that Bateman commits also becomes worse. I would say that anyone who reads this book and sees the protagonist as anything but a villain is someone who you should watch closely around your sharp kitchen knives. The only other one that I can think of would be the old Frankenstein book by Mary Shelley. As far as I can remember the book is written from multiple viewpoints. Whether you consider Victor Frankenstein, or his creature to be the villain is up to you of course.
Are There Any Good Books Where The Role Of Protagonist Is Played By A Villain?
Posted on 12th of October, 2018