?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Queue
December 29th, 2005
07:52 am

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Writing question: trustworthy narrator?

(6 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:treacle_well
Date:December 29th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I've seen that sort of thing done once, though in somewhat different circumstances. The reader knew a character (A) by one name, then another character (B) referred to character A by another name. My first thought was that there had been a proofing error (author/editor decided to change character name and overlooked it in this one spot), but shortly the reader understands why character B did that, and then it's okay from there on. I don't think it makes the narrator untrustworthy, unless there are also other things that the narrator "knows" but keeps secret from the reader.
My Website Powered by LiveJournal.com