Posted by Sarah on September 25, 1997 at 21:06:30:
In response to What is the point?, written by Kathy F. on September 25, 1997 at 20:44:38
] If she is so unimportant, why was she even in the book at all? Is this another evidence of its being a first novel?--too many superfluous characters?
Perhaps Jane tried to do too much in the first novel, and realised fairly early on that she couldn't deal with everything in one go. But if that's the case, why not leave her out altogether?
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