Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Criminal

I had a friend named David when I was in graduate school, a very smart and very talented friend, who told me once that it is impossible to write an unlikable narrator in the first person.

The readers will identify with him, he said, no matter how terrible you try to make him. They will see themselves in him and they will love him.

I just finished the last season of the Sopranos.

All I have to say is: I am the mobster, and the mobster is me.

4 comments:

laura said...

I wonder what ever happened to David and his exposed long underwear. What a weirdo. I mean, likable, but weird.

Megs said...

hehehehehe. To the best of my knowledge, he is a librarian at ECU.

penelope said...

Try reading Artemis Fowl... I don't know. I hate that kid. He was so unlikable I couldn't get through the book. But it is a bestseller, so maybe it's just me.

Andrea Q. said...

Love the Sopranos. Can't help myself. Totally hear you on that one.