Check out this great post from Barb Taub’s blog.
It’s a Big Universe, Everything Happens Somewhere: —Doctor Who: “The Doctor, The Widow & The Wardrobe”
When I’m reviewing a book, I have a little rubric I follow. (Well, I always mean to follow it anyway…) I think about plot, and about structure. I think about style and setting. And most of all, I think about characterization. Do the characters change and grow? Do I like them? Or at least care about their fate? Do I miss them when their story is done?
Every once in a while—very rarely but it happens—there is an unusual additional character, a subtle but pervasive entity so strong it has its own identity and even plays an important role in the story. It’s the…
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