Leviathan: Why I didn’t like Alek at first.

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Alek is one of the two main characters in Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan. I realized a few chapters in that I really didn’t like Alek. Every time he did something I thought of him as a spoiled brat. I started skimming over his dialogue and not paying close attention.

It turns out it was because he was extremely rich and everybody at the beginning of his book was his servant. I had a negative reaction to that.

It’s not long before all of that changes for Alek. Then I realized that Alek wasn’t the privileged brat I imagined him to be, but a pretty interesting character. Since then I’ve loved reading about Alek.