Kirby: Our somewhat clueless hero is a writer (unpublished) working in a copy shop while awaiting the huge book advance he’s sure is coming. He never expected to become the Librarian, a job he knows nothing about.
Connie Carter, Girl Detective: A truly old-fashioned girl with a 1950s attitude and no concept of modern technology. She isn’t really sure why she keeps slipping out of her own adventures and into the mysterious library.
The Creature: Not “monster,” “Creature.” And definitely not Frankenstein, that’s the name of a pathetic mad scientist who makes creatures. Don’t even think about calling him Frank. He seems to know a lot about the library. He also doesn’t act a lot like the thing in the book, with his love of video games and …