I realized the other day while writing my novel none of my characters have last names. I don't read much, and I'm just wondering, can anyone think of any other novels where characters don't have last names? I want to pick up a few books to read. Can anyone weigh the benefits of how important it is to include character last names in a novel? *Update Realized the characters from the Earthsea series by Ursula K. Le Guin also do not have last names; however her world has a unique naming system.