3 Unreliable Narrators That’ll Keep You Guessing

3 Unreliable Narrators That’ll Keep You Guessing

Book Culture

A reader always wants to feel like they know the narrator from their favorite books. We want to be able to trust the characters we have grown to love. But certain genres—mainly thrillers or horror novels—benefit from a first person perspective that may not always be the most reliable. In these novels, the author manipulates their storytellers to build up a false sense of trust with the reader that lends to twists, turns and surprises. Don’t trust everything these lead characters have to say…or do… 1. Amy in Gone Girl  Image Via IMDB Made famous with a 2014 film adaptation, …

3 Unreliable Narrators That'll Keep You Guessing

3 Unreliable Narrators That'll Keep You Guessing

Book Culture

A reader always wants to feel like they know the narrator from their favorite books. We want to be able to trust the characters we have grown to love. But certain genres—mainly thrillers or horror novels—benefit from a first person perspective that may not always be the most reliable. In these novels, the author manipulates their storytellers to build up a false sense of trust with the reader that lends to twists, turns and surprises. Don’t trust everything these lead characters have to say…or do… 1. Amy in Gone Girl  Image Via IMDB Made famous with a 2014 film adaptation, …