[DWJ] Unreliable narrators

rohina at shaw.ca rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Jul 25 11:43:23 EDT 2006

I love Vlad, too. If you like unreliable narrators, Ven, you should try 
Jonathan Safran Foer, particularly Everything is Illuminated, which has 
a hilariously unreliable narrator.


Ven wrote:

>I'm really fond of unreliable narrators in all
>kinds of fiction, I enjoy the tricks and teases
>an author can employ. My all time favourite has
>to be Vlad Taltos in Steven Brust's Dragaera
>novels. Vlad lies to whoever he thinks he is
>telling the story to, he lies to himself, he is
>in ignorance of all kinds of crucial facts
>(including on occasion just who he is talking to)
>and the stories are told out of order so just
>what he knows at any one time is also up for
>grabs. It keeps me readign and rereading the
>books again and again as theer are always new
>revelations to be had that change not only the
>book you are reading but all the others in the
>series as well.

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