Friday, September 13, 2013

Eight of literature’s craziest unreliable narrators

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Kathryn Williams tagged eight of fiction’s craziest unreliable narrators, including:
Unnamed, Fight Club

[American Psycho's Patrick] Bateman isn’t the first egomaniacal, homicidal narrator to have his own musical, and I hope he’s not the last, because I’d really like to see Hugh Jackman sing about defiling a pot of cream of mushroom soup. Palahniuk drops hints throughout the book that insomnia is not his narrator’s biggest problem. For one, we never get his name, but we get Tyler’s on page one.
Read about another entry on the list.

Fight Club is among Jessica Soffer's ten best book endings, Sebastian Beaumont's top ten books about psychological journeys, and Pauline Melville's top ten revolutionary tales.

Also see Henry Sutton's top ten unreliable narrators.

--Marshal Zeringue