There is something that's bugged me off and on with book series that uses the main character's name as the book's title. I think doing this is a spoiler. As books are being published, this isn't much of a problem but after several books are out in series, to me, it's giving away plot points in the previous books by just using the characters name. I'm not going to call out the series I've seen this happen with but if any of you have noticed this, you know which ones I'm talking about.
Here are a couple of examples on why I dislike character names as book titles:
- There have been times a character is portrayed as a possible antagonist but the readers aren't sure of the character's loyalties until the end, it's part of the suspense, the story's build up. But if the title of a future book in the series is that character's name, isn't that a dead give away that the character isn't the main bad guy?
- Or here's another scenario, a character is in the position of being possibly killed off but then you see the title of a later book in the series is based on that character. So obviously they aren't going to get killed and you know they will survive.
I love the mystery and the suspense in what I read its part of what drives me to read as much as I do but when I see this, I have to wonder why do they do this? What's the reasoning behind it? Does this bother anyone else? Have any of you noticed this also?