I read across genres and I've noticed a lot of not so conventional wisdom being spouted from stock characters in my reading experience. It seems that wide-eyed ethereal children and ancient minority women have a monopoly on cosmic knowledge and cleverly dialogued common sense. For the record, I'm not tired of reading about these characters.
But just once, I'd like to see an overblown, pit - stained lawyer with onion breath be the voice of truth in a novel. Wouldn't that be... different?