Friday, July 20, 2012
Picking Names, Round Three
After I posted that repeating names don't matter to me in the books I read, I found an instance where it did. I'd finished reading a republished book on the Kindle with a kindly elderly character named something unusual like Bernice or Hortense. The e-book contained an excerpt from the author's newest book, which took place in the same tiny town as the book I'd read, with a kindly elderly character with the same name -- only it wasn't the same character. I dunno . . . two Hortenses in the same tiny town who are the same age, the same personality, but have no connection? I definitely would have preferred a change there.