Bruin Fisher Posted April 23, 2015 Report Share Posted April 23, 2015 I'm reading a novella. It's not here in the hallowed halls of AD, it's outside in the dog-eat-dog world. I had to pay money to read it. At this point (half way through chapter one) I have no idea if the story is good, bad or indifferent but I've been introduced to a cast of characters. They're Chicago high school seniors and their names are: Kedon Tarell Rock Mason Rand Eriko Taland Nary a John or a Paul among them, not even a George or Ringo. The fact is I don't know ANYONE in the real world with any of these names. Do American schoolkids really have names like this? Don't parents name their kids James, or Timothy any more? Anyone want to have a stab at which of the above list of names are girls? In fact there's only one - Eriko. I have heard of a girl's name Erika, so Eriko might have been the male equivalent - but the author's given it to a girl. There is an Alan - but that's a surname. I'm struggling a bit as I read to keep tabs on who's who, since I'm working with a full quotient of names I've never heard of - and Taland and Tarell are a bit too similar. It's spoiling the story for me... Quote Link to comment
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