Little Brother StreamGraph

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008

I have created another StreamGraph, this one for the book Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow. Click on it to see a larger version. It shows the distribution of proper noun references across the text. Here are a few things you can pick out from the graph:

  • major people referenced seem to be Darryl, Ange, Van
  • lots of secondary characters like Charles, Marcus, Mom, Dad, Jolu
  • Jolu appears primarily around the middle of the text
  • Ange referenced much more often in the second half of text
  • About 1/3 through the text there are lots of references to Booger, Zit, and Pigspleen none of which seem to reappear afterwards to any great degree
  • Booger, Zit, and Pigspleen seem associated with Internet, Xnet
  • Masha figures prominently in the end of the text but not beforehand

See the post Tom Sawyer Character StreamGraph for a very brief description of how it was constructed. The design of the graph is based loosely on those created by Lee Byron.

Here is another for a different work by Cory, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.


Tom Sawyer Character StreamGraph
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