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message 1: by Nickname (new)

Nickname | 70 comments I've found this
https://www.goodreads.com/characters/...

but Gianluigi Bonelli is an author not a fictional character, what to do in this case?
Thanks for help.


message 2: by Abcdarian (last edited Aug 24, 2015 07:22AM) (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments I'd add Gian Luigi Bonelli as another author (wikipedia agrees) and remove him from the list of characters.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) | 93 comments Authors can be characters as well - such as Stephen King putting himself in the Dark Tower books. Would he be allowed to be listed as a character? Just curious, never thought of that before.


message 4: by Abcdarian (last edited Aug 29, 2015 07:10AM) (new)

Abcdarian | 19392 comments I'd think any character actually named in the book would be fine.

Bonelli seemed to have returned as a character in the work above. Deleted him again. (His author profile is Gianluigi Bonelli.)


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Nickname | 70 comments Erin (Paperback stash) *is juggle-reading* wrote: "Authors can be characters as well - such as Stephen King putting himself in the Dark Tower books. Would he be allowed to be listed as a character? Just curious, never thought of that before."

OK, but Gianluigi Bonelli wasn't a character of his stories.
Thank you Abcdarian :)


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