Obviously he isn't someone I know, but I'm struggling with reading Vanity Fair by W.M. Thackeray because of the character 'George Osbourne' because I can't get dissociate him from the mug of the current chancellor.
Does anyone else have this problem? Do you know an Ignatius P Reilly?
Did you ever have to read a book in class at school where the character had the same name as you, and would slightly freak out when the teacher said "so what is John/Julian/Macduff thinking at this point...?"