Omnipotent narrator book recommendations
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Posted 8/19/16 , edited 8/19/16
Yes, you read that right: omnipotent, not omniscient. I read a book called Sophie's World, by Jostein Gaarder. In addition to presenting an entertaining summary of the history of philosophy, it has a singularly interesting premise in that the main characters discover, through various events and reasoning that they are, in fact, the main characters in a book. What's more, the author of their book is also a character in the book "Sophie's World" (although no character becomes aware of this fact). These traits of the story put the narrator in the unusual position of explicitly controlling the events in the novel.

Are there other books like this? I've never seen anything like it before, but it is fascinating!

Also, if anyone has read this, feel free to chime in with what you thought of it.
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Posted 8/20/16 , edited 8/21/16
I can't say I have ever read anything of the likes; the closest I can think of is The Neverending Story, and I'm not sure that's what you're looking for.
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Posted 11/22/17 , edited 11/22/17
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