Posted by Alex Forbes on November 20, 2016 at 13:55:53 user Pitsligo.
In Reply to: Sailing boats must have names posted by Magnus Smith on November 19, 2016 at 10:45:24:
As a writer, I suspect AR made a very conscious choice to *not* name those dinghies: AR was managing *a lot* of characters in those scenes, which is very tricky (he does it well, too), and adding three more names for the reader to keep track of would have made for more difficult reading. Wizard and Firefly could be used to refer to their crews collectively, thus can simplify a scene for a reader, but adding Moray, Conger, and Electric to the personae dramatis would only clutter it up.
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