Miles Bennell, the novel's hero, is a product of this small town environment. Fond of Mill Valley, he has returned to its quiet ways to practice medicine. Despite his advanced degree, he is a modest, simple, honest, humorous, and easy-going individual, a fitting Everyman. Although he has never been challenged to perform heroically, he resists the pods and combats his transformed neighbors resourcefully and daringly. Bennell is a believable, endearing character who becomes a reliable narrator and interpreter of events.
Becky Driscoll, Bennell's girlfriend, has the same qualities....
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