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6th Mar '16 2:20:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/PaleFire'' by VladimirNabokov is a first-person narrative disguised as a critical edition of a poem: the narrator is the editor, not the poet, who is dead. The "editor" slips his narrative into the preface and annotations, and it becomes increasingly clear that he resents the poet for not including his narrative into the poem itself. Then it becomes clear that the editor's an UnreliableNarrator and that the "true" narrative is lurking on an even deeper level...except that there might be an even more "true" narrative lurking beneath that one. And so on.

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* ''Literature/PaleFire'' by VladimirNabokov Creator/VladimirNabokov is a first-person narrative disguised as a critical edition of a poem: the narrator is the editor, not the poet, who is dead. The "editor" slips his narrative into the preface and annotations, and it becomes increasingly clear that he resents the poet for not including his narrative into the poem itself. Then it becomes clear that the editor's an UnreliableNarrator and that the "true" narrative is lurking on an even deeper level...except that there might be an even more "true" narrative lurking beneath that one. And so on.



* DanSimmons has a fondness of writing parts of his books as journal entries from people who are going insane or dying. It happens part way through ''{{Hyperion}}'' and near the end of ''TheTerror''.

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* DanSimmons Creator/DanSimmons has a fondness of writing parts of his books as journal entries from people who are going insane or dying. It happens part way through ''{{Hyperion}}'' ''Literature/{{Hyperion}}'' and near the end of ''TheTerror''.
23rd Jan '16 1:51:14 PM intastiel
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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' {{fram|ingDevice}}ed as Kvothe's extremely articulate dictation to the Chronicler, which he forbids him from revising or condensing. Lampshaded when he takes a night to collect his thoughts before beginning, because "A real story takes time to prepare," after all.

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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' is {{fram|ingDevice}}ed as Kvothe's extremely articulate dictation to the Chronicler, which he forbids him from revising or condensing. Lampshaded when he takes a night to collect his thoughts before beginning, because "A real story takes time to prepare," after all.
20th Jan '16 11:21:26 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/IainMBanks's ''Literature/FeersumEndjinn'', the sections narrated by Bascule make heavy use of [[FunetikAksent phonetic spellings]] and text-message-style abbreviations. Wich u mite thnk is vry kool, or just 2 anoyin 4 wurdz.

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* In Creator/IainMBanks's ''Literature/FeersumEndjinn'', the sections narrated by Bascule make heavy use of [[FunetikAksent phonetic spellings]] and text-message-style abbreviations.Letters2Numbers. Wich u mite thnk is vry kool, or just 2 anoyin 4 wurdz.
20th Jan '16 10:28:54 PM PaulA
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* [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]'s ''Feersum Endjinn'' is written from the point of view of somebody who compulsively uses misspellings and abbreviations. Wich u mite thnk is vry kool, or just 2 anoyin 4 wurdz.

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* [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]'s ''Feersum Endjinn'' is written from In Creator/IainMBanks's ''Literature/FeersumEndjinn'', the point sections narrated by Bascule make heavy use of view of somebody who compulsively uses misspellings [[FunetikAksent phonetic spellings]] and text-message-style abbreviations. Wich u mite thnk is vry kool, or just 2 anoyin 4 wurdz.
12th Nov '15 10:24:40 AM eroock
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->''I've been listening to you all and I don't know how you do it. "He said, she said, you wondered, they thought, everyone implied" - well, I just couldn't and there it is!''
-->--'''Mrs Bantry''', ''[[Literature/MissMarple The Thirteen Problems]]''

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->''I've ->''"I've been listening to you all and I don't know how you do it. "He 'He said, she said, you wondered, they thought, everyone implied" implied' - well, I just couldn't and there it is!''
-->--'''Mrs
is!"''
-->-- '''Mrs
Bantry''', ''[[Literature/MissMarple The Thirteen Problems]]''
10th Oct '15 12:19:51 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Literature/FifthBusiness'' by Robertson Davies is a particularly {{egregious}} case. Elaborate writing aside, the first person narration comes off as a bit odd because the entire story is framed as a letter from the main character to the headmaster of the school that he works at. Said "letter" happens to be around 300 pages long, and it describes around forty years of the protagonist's life in intimate detail. When was the last time someone wrote their autobiography as a letter to a friend? Hell, how many envelopes can fit a 300-page letter?

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* ''Literature/FifthBusiness'' by Robertson Davies is a particularly {{egregious}} case. Elaborate writing aside, the first person narration comes off as a bit odd because the entire story is framed as a letter from the main character to the headmaster of the school that he works at. Said "letter" happens to be around 300 pages long, and it describes around forty years of the protagonist's life in intimate detail.detail, including gratuitously long passages describing [[AuthorAppeal his thoughts about obscure Catholic saints]]. When was the last time someone wrote their autobiography as a letter to a friend? Hell, how many envelopes can fit a 300-page letter?



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17th Sep '15 10:56:46 AM intastiel
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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' {{fram|ingDevice}}ed as Kvothe's extremely articulate dictation to the Chronicler, which he forbids him from revising or condensing. Lampshaded when he takes a night to collect his thoughts before beginning, because "A real story takes time to prepare," after all.
6th Sep '15 9:49:02 AM Cykuta
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* ''[[Literature/DangerousLiaisons]]'' is an epistolary novel where the characters show markedly distinct styles and much of its literary worth comes from that fact. Marquise de Merteuil is florid and exuberant in her writing, often addressing her reader directly, while vicomte de Valmont is drier and more procedural, with a tendency to ExactWords. Both the young people repeat themselves a great deal and have a poor vocabulary, while Madame de Tourvel writes convoluted, rambling sentences. When Valmont starts to dictate Cecile's letters the difference is obvious.

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* ''[[Literature/DangerousLiaisons]]'' ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons'' is an epistolary novel where the characters show markedly distinct styles and much of its literary worth comes from that fact. Marquise de Merteuil is florid and exuberant in her writing, often addressing her reader directly, while vicomte de Valmont is drier and more procedural, with a tendency to ExactWords. Both the young people repeat themselves a great deal and have a poor vocabulary, while Madame de Tourvel writes convoluted, rambling sentences. When Valmont starts to dictate Cecile's letters the difference is obvious.
6th Sep '15 9:48:23 AM Cykuta
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* ''[[Literature/LiaisonsDangereuses]]'' is an epistolary novel where the characters show markedly distinct styles and much of its literary worth comes from that fact. Marquise de Merteuil is florid and exuberant in her writing, often addressing her reader directly, while vicomte de Valmont is drier and more procedural, with a tendency to ExactWords. Both the young people repeat themselves a great deal and have a poor vocabulary, while Madame de Tourvel writes convoluted, rambling sentences. When Valmont starts to dictate Cecile's letters the difference is obvious.

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* ''[[Literature/LiaisonsDangereuses]]'' ''[[Literature/DangerousLiaisons]]'' is an epistolary novel where the characters show markedly distinct styles and much of its literary worth comes from that fact. Marquise de Merteuil is florid and exuberant in her writing, often addressing her reader directly, while vicomte de Valmont is drier and more procedural, with a tendency to ExactWords. Both the young people repeat themselves a great deal and have a poor vocabulary, while Madame de Tourvel writes convoluted, rambling sentences. When Valmont starts to dictate Cecile's letters the difference is obvious.
6th Sep '15 9:47:20 AM Cykuta
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* [[Literature/LiaisonsDangereuses]] is an epistolary novel where the characters show markedly distinct styles and much of its literary worth comes from that fact. Marquise de Merteuil is florid and exuberant in her writing, often addressing her reader directly, while vicomte de Valmont is drier and more procedural, with a tendency to ExactWords. Both the young people repeat themselves a great deal and have a poor vocabulary, while Madame de Tourvel writes convoluted, rambling sentences. When Valmont starts to dictate Cecile's letters the difference is obvious.

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* [[Literature/LiaisonsDangereuses]] ''[[Literature/LiaisonsDangereuses]]'' is an epistolary novel where the characters show markedly distinct styles and much of its literary worth comes from that fact. Marquise de Merteuil is florid and exuberant in her writing, often addressing her reader directly, while vicomte de Valmont is drier and more procedural, with a tendency to ExactWords. Both the young people repeat themselves a great deal and have a poor vocabulary, while Madame de Tourvel writes convoluted, rambling sentences. When Valmont starts to dictate Cecile's letters the difference is obvious.
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