Fractured, inside-out, uncensored, or reimagined…these are new tellings of familiar stories delivered as mysteries, romances, thrillers and science fiction.
Did you read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl? Did you love it? Was it because the characters were so darn nice? Just people you’d really like to know in real life and have over for dinner?
It was for the twists and turns, right? The never quite knowing what was really going on? And of course to find out What Really Happened In The End, yes?
Here are more stories with unreliable narrators, stories that will yank the narrative rug out from under your readerly feet in the most delightful and unpredictable of ways.
George R.R. Martin’s epic Song of Fire and Ice series is wildly popular, both as novels and as the tv miniseries. The following suggested reads share with GoT exquisitely developed worlds (some parallel fantasy universes, some purely historical) in which their extensive casts of characters play out the epic stories filled with dynastic war, political machination, intrigue, romance, the quest for power, and the struggle to keep the world safe against mysterious forces.
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“Funny” is a subjective thing. Some of these authors and books are laugh-out-loud funny, some are snicker-behind-your-hand funny. Some are witty and literate, some are gross-out humorous. Some are laugh-until-your-sides-split books and others are laugh-through-your-tears books. Gentle and light, or dark and twisty, there’s a flavor of funny for every reader!