Well that's sort of hard to explain without being way, way, way more specific, but basically, I wanted him to understand his mom's life, and that's impossible without him knowing it.
I...I suppose it could work without him knowing it? But since the reader still needs to know it, then I'd have to slot it in as third person narration (which is most of the book, actually, but it's always very close
narration, i.e. following the characters actions), and then I'd have to think of a way to separate or distinguish it from the rest of the story about his mother that he's hearing with us...
Yeah, that's probably not going to work.
Edit: Just remembered, he could and probably will learn his name a different way. So scratch that.
edited 30th Sep '10 4:37:43 PM by deathjavu
Look, you can't make me speak in a logical, coherent, intelligent bananna.