Voldemort reigns supreme

  September 4, 2006 at 6:45 PM ET
  Geri     The Leaky Cauldron (via Life Style Extra)
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Well at least in the BigBadRead poll. JK Rowling's creation, Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter novels, was votedopens in new window as the favorite literary villain of all time by British schoolchildren.

The BigBadRead poll was conducted by Bloomsbury, had more than 16,000 votes and JK had this to say of the honor:

I am thrilled and honoured beyond words that Lord Voldemort has been voted best villain in the BigBadRead poll.

I am not sure how he would react ot knowing that he had won a Muggles' unpopularity poll. A mixture of pleasure that you recognised his power and menace, coupled with fury at your nerve at mentioning his real name, I think. His author, however, is absolutely delighted.

The top five baddies included:
2. Sauron The Lord of the Rings Trilogy JRR Tolkien
3. Mrs Coulter His Dark Materials Sequence Philip Pullman
4. Lex Luthor Superman Graphic novels DC Comics
5. The Joker Batman Graphic novels DC Comics

UPDATE: You can read JK's comments in full hereopens in new window courtsey of MuggleNet.


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