I am currently reading a book that, even though I’m only half way through, will definitely just get an average rating from me on Goodreads. It’s just okay, but I’m so far into it now that I feel like I’m past the point of stopping. But that is neither here nor there..what this book has got me thinking about is a pet peeve of mine with some authors (which is maybe why I’m not loving this book!). My peeve being that when an author is giving birth to their characters, so to speak, and giving them personalities and names why do some think it’s a good idea to have numerous characters with names that all begin with the same letter.
Maybe for them it has some meaning? But for me the reader, who isn’t yet invested in these characters, it makes it terribly confusing sometimes. It drives me bonkers having to flip back a few pages and think which young, blonde newspaper woman is Tamara and which one is Tania. The book in question also has a character referred to as Tait. Three main female characters all beginning with TA. Surely this is done on purpose?
Does anyone else have problems with this? Or do I just rant alone??!
~~and honestly, no dogs were harmed in the making of this post….I was only holding Jasmine’s head up for the camera, and this is her pet peeve!
- Literary Pet Peeves (goldenbookwyrm.wordpress.com)