One of the over-riding criticism’s of Nathaniel was, well, the title. And I think they probably have a good point. I’ve never been overly impressed with the title. And their opinions added to this distrust.
Basically, the consensus was that Nathaniel would be an introspective look. Peel away the layers and find out who Nathaniel is. Of course, that’s not what it is at all. It’s an adventure story first and foremost. An adventure very loosely based on film noir.
I haven’t really thought too hard about it…but the first thing that comes to mind is this:
– Curse of the Black Swan
Yes, it’s cliched…but isn’t that the whole point?