Unreliable narrator (trope)

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The "unreliable narrator trope" is when the story is told from the perspective of someone who cannot be trusted to produce factual recounts of the events that take place.

For a list of books on BTW with this trope, click here.

Notable Examples

This trope is a semi-spoiler so examples are hidden under the "Expand".

  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski