Unusual & Unconventional Narrators
For the month of October, the eReading Circle will highlight books with unusual or unexpected narrators. A narrator is a character who tells or recites a story to the reader. In a work of fiction, the narrator determines the story's point of view. If the narrator is a full participant in the story's action, the narrative is said to be in the first person. A story told by a narrator who is not a character in the story is a third-person narrative. Unusual or unconventional narrators are storytellers that are not expected by a reader, like an inanimate object, an animal, or even a concept or idea like Death or Love.
Who's your favorite unusual or unexpected narrator?
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Library Assistant, Erica Jones' Pick
The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by American writer Alice Sebold. The novel received critical praise and a film adaptation by Peter Jackson was released in 2009. The book is about a 14-year-old named Susie Salmon who takes a shortcut home from her school through a cornfield in Norristown, Pennsylvania in 1973. George Harvey, her neighbor, persuades her to look at an underground hideout he constructed in the field. Once she enters, he kills her. Susie narrates her story from her personal Heaven, as she looks down at the goings-on of the people she loved and cared for. Susie relays all these happenings to the reader through the eyes of a child, but with the maturity of a ghost coming to terms with death.
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