Monday, April 16, 2012

A-Z April Blogging Challenge - N - NERO by David Wishart

Nero by David Wishart is told from Nero's Advisor on Taste's point-of-view.  I have a fondness for historical fiction novels narrated by side characters, as this can give insights into a historical character that otherwise might not be possible.

Petronius relates his experiences and, ultimately, where his sympathies lie.  Unfortunately, his propensities may not quite be in the right direction.  From the synopsis of this novel, I have a notion  Petronius might be an "unreliable narrator", which often leads to interesting diversions.


  1. I love unreliable narrators like Holden Caulfield. It makes the read so so interesting because you never really know what is going to happen.

  2. If you want to read a really good unreliable narrator, pick up "The Portrait" by Iain Pears. Actually, I highly recommend any of Pears' novels.