Saturday, April 15, 2017

Day 15: Roger Zelazny Poetry Month 2017

Few Memorable
Villains in Roger’s books. Why?
Busy narrating.

This may require a bit of explanation. I was trying to think of my favorite villains from Zelazny’s books and I couldn’t come up with any that jumped out at me. What I was trying to say with the haiku is that in some cases, it's the villain telling the story.  I don’t agree with people who posit that Corwin was an actual Nazi, but he wasn’t a good guy either.

Corwin straddles the line between a Byronic hero and a villain.  Then there are some straight up villain protagonists. Jack of Shadows is right up there, but Nemo also killed some innocent people rather than be arrested.

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