We Begin Our Climb Up Mt. Character

A curious encounter at the grocery store…
A girl who wants to be a spaceship…
A teenager talks Seagram’s and 7 Up…

You guessed it. We’re talking about characters.

What they are. How they work. What can go wrong. Today’s only the start for this topic. And after just seventy-three more shows we’re sure we’ll have it completely covered.

Books mentioned in the show (Amazon links and text):

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp.
Until the morning he wakes up on a random front lawn, and he meets Aimee. Aimee’s clueless. Aimee is a social disaster. Aimee needs help, and it’s up to the Sutterman to show Aimee a splendiferous time and then let her go forth and prosper. But Aimee’s not like other girls, and before long he’s in way over his head. For the first time in his life, he has the power to make a difference in someone else’s life—or ruin it forever.

Light by M. John Harrison.
In M. John Harrison’s dangerously illuminating new novel, three quantum outlaws face a universe of their own creation, a universe where you make up the rules as you go along and break them just as fast, where there’s only one thing more mysterious than darkness.

Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells
NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960s. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it.