I agree; BJR is not a simple man. I love that DG speaks, laughingly, about how BJR comes right out of her. We are all such complex beings and it is such a pleasure when we (I) get to read a book that doesn’t simplify us all to the point of silliness. I read a number of author’s blogs, and many of those authors speak of having the characters start to tell the author who they are and what they’ll do next, much like DG’s experience with Claire. I certainly have no simple explanation for BJR, and his love for his brother (was it you who brought that up?) certainly muddies the waters even more.