Against Flaky Protagonists in Fiction; or a Review of Ethan Hawke’s Ash Wednesday

How can characters who are so multi-layered and so well-developed somehow be problematic? The problem is that the two characters at the center of this book — the fledgling couple Jimmy and Christy — are flaky (or eccentric if you prefer a term with a positive connotation). The problem is that eccentric people are always … Continue reading