What books am I thinking of?
October 27, 2011 10:26 PM Subscribe
What two obscure books am I thinking of? One about ships, one about an outsider.
posted by esereth to writing & language (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The first one: A ship, hundreds of years ago, caught in the doldrums alongside (I think) a rocky inhospitable island. No one can swim. (except maybe one guy) Water is running out. It was a slim, artsy book, possibly foreign in origin, prettily written. Probably published about 10-15 years ago.
The second: Unreliable narrator book. About a college boy, he's in love with a girl. They go to (Scotland?) with a bunch of other college kids to film an art movie. The girl is murdered (something to do with a bicycle...) possibly by the narrator. And we learn that even though he told the story as if he were part of it, in reality no one knew who he was and he was just a weird hanger-on. Possibly british book. Written also about ten- 15 years ago.