After hearing about the #Tolkien perspective flip "The Last Ringbearer" by Kirill Eskov and trawling through https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PerspectiveFlip,two perspective flips I'm excited to read are:
- #Voltaire's The White Bull http://www.gutenberg.org/files/35595/35595-h/35595-h.htm#CHAPTER_Ia
- Margaret Atwood's The #Penelopiad (yeah, Penelope!): audiobook available! This is gonna rock!
“Death is much too high a price to pay for the satisfaction of curiosity”
“what did I amount to, once the official version gained ground? An edifying legend. A stick used to beat other women with. Why couldn’t they be as considerate, as trustworthy, as all-suffering as I had been? That was the line they took, the singers, the yarn-spinners. Don’t follow my example, I want to scream in your ears”
“I wanted happy endings in those days, and happy endings are best achieved by keeping the right doors locked and going to sleep during the rampages.”
“it’s a low art, tale-telling. Old women go in for it, strolling beggars, blind singers, maidservants, children – folks with time on their hands.” 🤣