"Monday Mornings" Discussion: Chapters 17-24 - Jamie Bamber News
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"Monday Mornings" Discussion: Chapters 17-24
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onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: April 16th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I guess our backgrounds are influencing how we see the characters

I think that's the thing, SG is relying on us knowing "that type" to fill in the blanks on most of the characters rather than fleshing them out himself. If he's basing them on people he's known through the years (I think he's said that or something similar) he's halfway thinking that we've got the same background knowledge of them he does so their actions/motivations make sense. It's not the best kind of writing and it's the sort of thing that would have (hopefully) kept the book from getting published if he wasn't famous.

asta77 From: asta77 Date: April 16th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
It's not the best kind of writing and it's the sort of thing that would have (hopefully) kept the book from getting published if he wasn't famous.

Sooo, I'm not the only to have that thought cross their mind? ;)

I agree. SG created characters based on people he knows, but doesn't seem aware that the knowledge in his head is not coming out on the page. I can't entirely fault him for the sketchiness of the characterizations. Other people read drafts before this was published and no one pointed out to him he needed more background and detail with the characters?
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