I think I'm a real kid at times. I just got a real rush from finding out that someone has used, as their online nickname, the name of the main character in my first published book "Havenstar" ... Love you, whoever you are. So I have a question: have you ever read a sff book which contained a character you really identified with? How much does your enjoyment of a book have to do with being able to identify with at least one of the characters? Does it annoy you when the whole cast of characters is just a bunch of nasties?