I guess for that reason, I am always surprised when people tell me that they hate him. How can they not love him as much as I do?
Actually, I do understand it. Many of my readers are turned off by his chauvinistic and controlling ways. If I was meeting him in a bar, I'd have to agree, but Alastor was born before the Civil War. He was raised in a world where women were prized possessions, but far from equals. So is he really controlling or just a product of his time?
That also makes me wonder, would he have been convincing as a Civil War era ghost if he treated Becca as an equal partner? To me, it would have taken away from the authenticity of his character, but I'm curious what my readers think.
Is Alastor a controlling jerk or simply a product of his generation?