Booklover Bites – Unreliable Narrators and Fictional Character Accounts on Twitter
- Unreliable Narrators – I like them. When executed well I think they can produce some of the most compelling fiction. Some of my recent favourite unreliable narrators include Harriet Baxter (Gillespie and I by Jane Harris) and Lela White (The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton).
Flavorwire offers this list of 10 of Literature’s Most Unreliable Narrators including Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby and Nelly and Lockwood in Wuthering Heights.
Other more recently released titles (which I have as yet not had the pleasure of reading) included in the Unreliable Narrators list on Goodreads include Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and The Dinner by Herman Koch.
Do you like unreliable narrators? If so, who are some of your favourites?
- Fictional Character Accounts on Twitter – I think they are a wonderful marketing device if done well. For example, this response to one of my tweets this week from Don Tillman PhD (star of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion) made me smile:
But this is by no means Don Tillman PhD’s finest work… check out his twitter feed @ProfDonTillman for many more pearls of wisdom.
But, fictional characters either having their own websites or Twitter accounts are nothing new and some people are not a fan of them. It does strike me that there could be inherent dangers in childrens characters conversing with children on social media… but then again, perhaps no greater risk than social media generally poses to susceptible minds?
What do you think?
Here’s a somewhat dated list of well known fictional characters active on Twitter . This list includes many characters that first made their mark on the world through cinema or TV. I’m interested in more bookish examples myself…
Do you follow any fictional character Twitter accounts?