“Would I Lie To You?” on SleuthSayers

If a story uses a first person narrator, the most important action in that story is theĀ telling. The narrator arranges the people and events in a way that serves his purpose. Since he has a stake in the story, sometimes he cheats. That’s where the fun begins.

Many of the classics gain their power from the irony of a dissembling story-teller.

Read the full post to see why Steve is a fan of unreliable narrators.