Originally Posted by Apache
I have read a couple of books with my town in them. I do not remember where anything extraordinarily wrong ever jumped out at me.
Matlock the TV show was another story altogether. One episode had him traveling from Atlanta to my town. That is kind of hard to do since I live less than 15 miles from the Florida border. I guess he went through the arctic to Antarctica and up.
Huh? I think you must have left something out, it's pretty easy to drive from Atlanta to the Florida border, I've done it many times. From your reference to the Arctic and Antarctica, I assume that the show had Matlock drive _North_ from Atlanta to your home town.
I generally enjoy books set in my home town (Atlanta). I haven't read all that many of them, but one ones that I have, it's pretty obvious that the author has actually been in the city at some point in their life.
For the most parts, inaccuracies don't bother me all that much unless the book is suppose to be non fiction. Heck, I even like the song "The Night they drove old Dixie Down", with all the blazing errors in that one (note to Canadian song writers - Robert E Lee, was in North Virginia, not Tennessee and Stonewall Jackson was not a cavalry general (he also was in North Virginia, not Tennessee)). The fact that silencers don't work on revolvers didn't bother me at all in The Sting.