It is an open discussion, so others can respond as well.Daniel Constancio Jr wrote:@jhollan
Sorry that others responded but the response was for the name indicated.
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So, you careless about character persona?
-- May 30th, 2014, 6:52 am --
I agree. Alyssa didn't have a mental disorder nor did her mom have. It is a fantasy book and should be regarded as such.jhollan2 wrote:I think perhaps you are missing the point of the fantasy genre, Daniel. In the beginning, Alyssa fears that she has a mental disorder like her mother, but basically the whole point of the rest of the novel is that she discovers she is half-netherling and what she experienced was a result of her being more than human and able to hear things that humans can't. Her mother is also revealed to have been deliberately faking her mental illness to protect Alyssa from Morpheus. It's not really a question of her being an unreliable narrator due to a mental disorder, because none of the characters actually have mental disorders. She isn't delusional, so I don't think that it is issue of whether or not to trust her narration.