As writers, it is good to be reminded of the details in our novels. Readers can find mistakes that authors and editors often miss.
Are details important?
In more than one article critiquing the 2013 Mark Burnett/Roma Downey TV mini-series The Bible, reviewers pointed out “picky” details—Adam portrayed as a European-ish white guy, not an African or a Middle Easterner. And beardless. More than once I read remarks about the angels outfitted much like Ninja warriors.
My first thought was, Come on, people, quite being so picky.
But hold on. Read more.