Mess with my head!
June 24, 2010 6:03 AM Subscribe
Books that mess with your head
posted by Ziggy500 to Writing & Language (74 answers total) 241 users marked this as a favorite
I'm making a list of books to buy/read. I like books where the main character has no idea what he's dealing with / is being manipulated without realising it / where "nothing is as it seems". Books I have enjoyed that fit this criteria are
The Quincunx - Palisser
The Magus - Fowles
House of Leaves - Danielewski
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story - Dibdin
The Prestige - Priest
Foucault's Pendulum / The Name of the Rose - Eco
The Athenian Murders - Somoza (this one was such a mindf*ck I had issues sleeping afterward)
I'm aware of this question, but it's not quite what I want. I don't want to necessarily puzzle the story out myself. What I'm looking for is that sense of destabilisation.