What’s the only thing better than a literary hero you can root for like a rabid cheerleader? How about a villain whose imminent demise you yearn for so badly, you actually put it on your Christmas wish list? Though there are many quality antagonists in the history of western literature, there are only a few who inspire such total, uncomplicated, unadulterated loathing that we detest them with the wildest and most gleeful abandon.  Here are some books with those kinds of characters.