You are the unreliable narrator
A rare semi-serious post from Bear Allen. You've been warned... “Unreliable narrator”. You hear that term bandied about in so many book reviews. And, let’s be honest, it’s usually seen as a negative. And this harkens back to the idea that characters have to be “likable” to be considered realistic or relatable. First of all, let’s be honest. The most unlikable people you know are the most entertaining. Two words… Kanye. West. Do you want to be friends with Mr. Immaletyo
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Considered the Gone Girl of 2015, The Girl on the Train is this year's "hot" book. And I fully understand why. The pace paired with the unreliability of the narrator leaves the reader blissfully confused and desparate for more information. I found myself flipping back and forth to try to keep track of the dates of the entries as I tried my hardest to figure out WHAT IN THE HOLY FUCK JUST HAPPENED. I know a lot of people immediately write off books (write off books... see w
Gone Girl... the movie
A few years ago, my very first download from Audible was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It was the type of book that had me screaming in my car, having a hard time dragging myself from the driver's seat when I got home and finding excuses to find some time to keep listening. Flynn has an incredible capacity to flip the sympathies of the reader between the two main characters... a writing technique that was essential for the success of this book. And she nailed it. It was the
My new-found love of Audible and what I'm reading now!
I am currently obsessed with Audible. If you haven't yet checked it out, it's a website where you can pay a subscription fee ($14.95 for one credit, one credit buys you one book per month) to download audiobooks (and if you know how expensive audiobooks usually are, you fully understand what a steal this is). My commute recently increased from 25 minutes each way to double that, and I felt like I was missing out on so much great reading time. So I decided to ditch my Sirius