I did a blog search on “Timothy James Beck” to see what the kids are saying about us these days and found this entry on Jessica’s Well where the reader almost threw When You Don’t See Me away because Nick thought something that this reader felt was a slight against Republicans. Seems a little dramatic to me. But I’m glad the blogger kept reading and found something amusing enough to excerpt–without permission, but who cares? It’s publicity–on Jessica’s Well. What troubles me, however, is that this person appears to assume that characters, in this case protagonists, always reflect the views and feelings of their writers, and vice versa. If that were the case, I think the vast majority of horror and science fiction writers would be working from prisons and/or mental institutions, romance writers wouldn’t have time to write, and crime/espionage writers would be employed by the government. I think this is a reader who would find reading more enjoyable if he or she would remember that fiction isn’t reality.