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The most interesting characters are almost never the good guys. Doing the right thing is great and all, but a little bit of darknessa€”or a lot of ita€”often makes for a more engaging story.Antiheroes: Heroes, Villains, and the Fine Line Betweenis dedicated to the dark heroes and sympathetic villains we love. Find out why William McKinley Higha€™s agonist Sue Sylvester is essential toGlee. Discover where your favorite comic book character falls on the continuum of good and evil. Weigh in on Twilighta€™s very dangerous boy Edward Cullen: romantic, sparkly hero, or sociopath suffering from Antisocial Personality Disorder? Plus other essays on: a€cThe Vampire Diariesa€™ most antiheroic antihero, Damon Salvatore a€c Americaa€™s favorite serial killer, Dexter Morgan, and the nature (and nurture) of evil a€c The curious appeal ofAliasa€™ Arvin Sloane a€cSupernaturala€™s vampire hunter-cum-vampire Gordon Walker a€c The shared monstrosity of Spider-Man, Doc Ock, and the Green Goblin a€c Gun-slinging necromancer Anita Blake, and the benefits (and pitfalls) of embracing the monster within This brand new, e-book only collection of essaysa€”a€œremixeda€ from previous Smart Pop series titlesa€”gives a funny and thought-provoking in-depth look at the antihero, from the villains just a little too good to be unequivocal bad guys, and the heroes just a bit too bad to be truly good.This makes the antihero the best type of character to cheer for: a flawed, complex hero we can relate to, one who ... Ita#39;s why we can empathize with Aliasa#39; Arvin Sloane or, as Jennifer Crusie highlights in her essay on the importance of theanbsp;...

Author: Jennifer Crusie
Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc. - 2013-08-21

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