It was really hard to come up with a blog this time around, I must admit I am really struggling at the moment, so it was actually Fiona who had the idea for this blog, for which I am grateful to her.
So this blog will have three characters of Enid Blyton’s of which I love to hate. There’s no prizes for who is in first place, so I’m going to go in straight away with number 3.
3. Uncle Quentin
Now this one is as surprising to you as it is to me, but I actually have a sort of love hate thing where Uncle Q is concerned. He is a good father, because he worries about providing for his wife and daughter, but at the same time, he doesn’t have any time for them and constantly gets snappy and annoyed with George because she’s a child who can be loud and children are like that.
He is impatient and rude on occasions, and although as I got older I appreciated his need to speak to George in certain ways when she was being unreasonable, overall I think he’s not a very nice person or character. However, without him, the Famous Five wouldn’t have the reasons for leaving the cottage and having these kinds of adventures that made us all jealous, but still… he’s not my favourite.
2. Gwendoline Lacey
In my time I have met very few people who like Gwen. Shes generally one of the more obnoxious characters from any of Blyton’s books, and is seriously one of the worst in Malory Towers. Gwendoline, as an only child, was a warning to be while I was growing up, of what I did not want to be. I wanted to be more like Darrell and Sally, and nothing like Gwen (I am an only child – just to clarify). I don’t think there is a thing that Gwen does, that makes me like her one little bit throughout six books she really doesn’t do anything for me.
And number one is….
1. Frederick Algeon Trotterville aka Fatty
It is no secret, I love to hate Fatty. Whenever I post about him, the and Five Find Outers books, I never have a good word to say about him. I really really really dislike him and just cannot see why everyone thinks he is so brilliant. He’s a horrible person, boastful, horrible, egotistical, and yet whoever I talk to, seems to think he’s brilliant. I’m sorry, but its a no from me. He’s what I like to think of as a Marty Stew, he can do everything brilliantly, without trying, which is the most annoying thing ever. Larry would have made a much better head of the Five Find Outers. Why oh why couldn’t have someone else had Buster?
So there we are, my three characters I love to hate. Who are yours?