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The First Person Narrator…
I used to hate books that were all I I I. Many seemed to be an excuse for lazy writing to me. And some still are, but I no longer turn away the second I see that the story is being told by an “I”, because they can be quite wonderful, in a good author’s hands.

The Martian
The Martian by Andy Weir

Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer assigned to the Ares programme, one of the very few who gets to […]

The Ghost
The Ghost by Robert Harris

Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do […]

Selkie Stories Are for Losers
Selkie (can't find creator of the image)

Read online at Strange Horizons Our unnamed narrator is a teenage girl, working in a restaurant after her mother left, […]

Shadows
Shadows by Robin McKinley

Read a sample Shadows is set in an alternate world, one where the Newworld has eradicated all magic, and the […]

Rosemary and Rue
Rosemary and rue - Seanan McGuire

An October Daye novel #1 Reread in May 2014, also for this year’s Once Upon a Time Challenge. And it […]

Girl with a pearl earring
Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier

In seventeenth century Holland Griet is about to become a maid. She is sixteen years of age. Her father was […]

Kindred
Kindred by Octavia Butler

It is 1976 and Dana and her husband have just moved into a new home. They’ve only been married four […]

The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the […]

Year of wonders
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young […]

Wolves
Wolves by Simon Ing

I totally agree with that old saying “never judge a book by its cover”, but more often than not it […]

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince
The Wilful Princess & the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb

Illustrated by Jackie Morris. Some years ago1 I first discovered Robin Hobb and her wonderful wonderful awesome series of books […]

Downturn Abbey
Downturn Abbey

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly started life in The Sunday Times and currently stars in The Irish Times, he is a fictional wealthy […]