Random Writer question: Is your character an unreliable narrator?
Is your character an unreliable narrator?
I think I've only written one unreliable narrator and it's for a short story that I'm still editing.
BQ: What's your favorite book with an unreliable narrator?
-- Catcher in the Rye for me.
Hmm, I think I rather like the unreliable narrator in Shutter Island than in Catcher, but I like Catcher as a book better than Shutter Island.
- GemLv 67 years agoBest Answer
My character is definitely an unreliable narrator--he's schizophrenic.
Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower has to be my favorite UN. I read Catcher in the Rye when I was 13, and I don't know, that book just doesn't do it for me. I tried re-reading it at 15 and again at 18, and the whole novel is just "meh." The writing style is excellent and I think the author is a very good writer.I just think that Holden is a brat. That's just my opinion though.
- 7 years ago
I've written one and a half novels and one short story in first person, none of which has an unreliable narrator. I'm considering it for the next first-person story I write.
- 7 years ago
I've always made the argument that, due to differing perspectives and the impossibility of completely objective thought, all narrators are unreliable.
But...to answer your BQ: Island by Richard Laymon It's gruesome, but the payoff is well worth it.
- Guy FawkesLv 67 years ago
I haven't written anything with an unreliable narrator. I've given it thought though.
BQ: Notes from Underground.
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- HP WombatLv 77 years ago
I did, for a short story. Nothing for a long story, though.