i don’t even know his name, but still, i like him. he is clever and charming and slightly obnoxious — all dangerous qualities. he likes sex and has consummated his desire with nearly 30 women. he is the kind of man that i know i shouldn’t want but that of course makes me want him more. he is too good to be true. is he a dream? no, he is a character in a short story in a book, but i love him anyway.