Thursday, June 06, 2013

[Blog Hop] Celebrating ABERRATION by Lisa Regan

You guys know Lisa Regan, right? Not only is she my friend, critique partner, and pub sister... she's also an amazing author. Seriously. Did you read her first novel, Finding Claire Fletcher? Whew!


Anyway, in celebration of the release of her second novel, Aberration, Lisa is hosting The Aberration Blog Hop: Finding the Most Aberrant Characters. The Hop runs June 6th and 7th--it’s not too late to sign up--and all participants will be entered to win one of the following:
  • Amazon Gift Card $25.00
  • Amazon Gift Card $15.00
  • Amazon Gift Card $10.00
  • Signed copy of the paperback, Aberration (3 copies for giveaway)
  • Aberration the ebook (5 copies for giveaway)
Winners will be chosen at random and announced on June 10, 2013!

The Aberration Blog Hop

In Aberration, FBI profiler, Kassidy Bishop is on the hunt for serial killer who is an aberration—a freak—even among serial killers.  For this blog hop, all you have to do is list your top 5 choices for the most aberrant (freakish or abnormal) characters in fiction, TV and movies!

Before we get started, let’s take a look at the definition of aberration: 


ab·er·ra·tion

1 : the fact or an instance of deviating or being aberrant especially from a moral standard or normal state
2 : unsoundness or disorder of the mind
3 : an aberrant individual
— ab·er·ra·tion·al  adjective

From the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

My Picks
  1. Griffith from Berserk (manga, TV, and movie). I didn’t even have to think about it. This character is disturbed on every level, and it’s a very dark read--probably the most twisted thing I've ever encountered. Fun fact: After 20 years, the story is still going...

  2. Of course, we have Dr. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs (book, movie, and TV). This one doesn't even warrant an explanation.

  3. The Joker from Batman (comic, movies, TV, and games), fan-favorite that he is, exhibits some pretty aberrant behavior.

  4. How about a recent example? General Monroe from Revolution (TV). Sure, I only started watching the show because Billy Burke is a sexy, rugged beast, but the other characters have grown on me--abnormal as they may be.

  5. Let’s end on a more lighthearted note. What about Mother Gothel from Disney’s Tangled (movie)?


Congratulations, Lisa! ♥

37 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lecter will be on many lists today! Good choice with Mother Gothel.
Congratulations, Lisa!

JeffO said...

Wow, we have two characters in common! You'll have to wait until tomorrow, though....

And I think most Disney villains are more interesting than their heroes!

Melissa said...

Agree about Lector. He'll be on many lists.

Congratulations, Lisa! :D

Cathrina Constantine said...

My goodness, Hannibal and the Joker are on just about every ones lists. Theses guys are wholly an aberration! You came up with someone totally different Mother Gothel, good choice.

Lisa Regan said...

Thank you! Mother Gothel is my favorite pick so far! (Try explaining an evil mommy to your 5 year old!) LOL. ;)

Nancy Thompson said...

I picked Hannibal, too, from the new TV series, which is super creepy & icky!!

Carrie Butler said...

You bet! He's the poster child for aberrant behavior. *shudder* Thanks for stopping by, Captain!

Carrie Butler said...

Jeff, you tease! *grins* That's a good point. Disney does produce some great villains. Flawed, yet we can relate to them on some level.

Carrie Butler said...

No doubt! *shudder*

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Lecter and Joker are on my list as well. General Monroe is a real piece of work but so pained and conflicted. Ending with Mother Gothel was a nice touch Carrie. Great choices.

Melissa said...

Someone else listed Freddy Krueger. I'd forgotten about him. *shudder* is right.

Natasha Hanova said...

Congrats, Lisa.

I picked Lector, too.
I also found Seymour Parrish from One Hour Photo a little creepy.
Gotta pick Aldrich Killian from Iron Man 3 (and it's not just cause I want to type Iron Man. Well, maybe a little. But seriously, that guys moral compass is waay off).

I know there's more. Can't think of them right now...

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

The joker is a great choice, especially loved the joker from The Dark Knight. He was perfectly evil! Don't know many of the others (except of course Hannibal!) Writer’s Mark

Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Carrie,

Terrific choices. CONGRATS TO LISA!

Looks like an amazing book!

Carrie Butler said...

They certainly are. :) Thanks, Cathrina!

Carrie Butler said...

*Grins* I bet that was a fun conversation!

And you're very welcome!

Carrie Butler said...

Oh my gosh. I keep trying to watch that, but it makes me too squirmy!

Carrie Butler said...

Did you see the season finale? So telling! I loved it. :)

Thanks, Sheena-kay!

Julie Luek said...

I loved the Tangled character -- she was just so messed up. LOL You picked a good list!

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, good call! And who wouldn't want to bring up Iron Man? ;)

Carrie Butler said...

He certainly is evil! Thank you for stopping by, Nancy. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Michael! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Isn't she? They did such a great job with her! :)

Thanks, Julie!

Trisha F said...

Tangled is one of my favourite movies! But yeah, Gothel was creepy as all get out! So nasty!

Crystal Collier said...

Woot, woot! I love your choice of villains.

Carrie Butler said...

Mine too! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Crystal! :)

Milo James Fowler said...

The Joker's a good pick -- I'd forgotten about Tangled!

Carrie Butler said...

He seems to be on everyone's list, and with good reason. :) Thanks for stopping by, Milo!

Tammy Theriault said...

Great add of the mother in Tangled!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tammy! <3

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Hi Carrie. I'm back from my break and "adjusting" to the routine again. I'll add my congratulations to Lisa and wish a lot of luck!

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Lee! Nice to see you back. :) I'll be returning sometime in July. (I hope.)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm late commenting, but I am lurking in the background. Congrats to Lisa on a huge accomplishment!

Carrie Butler said...

Better late than never, right? :) Thanks for stopping by, Joylene!

Misha Gericke said...

Great picks. Heath Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight was an absolute chiller.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Misha! :) And I agree.