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Other Doubles

Obviously the theme of doubles in literature is not dead. I'm currently reading a library book wherein the main character leaves his ranch on a bus, the bus crashes, and he comes to in a TV studio where he is an actor playing himself in a series that is shooting!
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saltydog wrote:
Obviously the theme of doubles in literature is not dead. I'm currently reading a library book wherein the main character leaves his ranch on a bus, the bus crashes, and he comes to in a TV studio where he is an actor playing himself in a series that is shooting!




There's "The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad. Just a hint of a double there, I think. I need to read it again--it's been years! I think Joseph Conrad is amazing.
"Truth must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore is congenial to it." ~~G.K. Chesterton
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I know it not quite the same thing, but while reading this book I keep thinking about the movie "A Beautiful Mind" with Russel Crowe. I think it is similar to this book because it is very uncomfortable to see the character (Sr. / John Nash) do what he does when you know that the other character (Jr / Charles) does not really exist.
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saltydog wrote:
Obviously the theme of doubles in literature is not dead. I'm currently reading a library book wherein the main character leaves his ranch on a bus, the bus crashes, and he comes to in a TV studio where he is an actor playing himself in a series that is shooting!




And isn't there a movie out now where the protagonist discovers that his life is written down in the novel he's reading?



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"Stranger than Fiction" - haven't seen it yet, it's on my Netflix queue. Emma Thompson plays the writer and Will Farrell plays the protagonist.



IlanaSimons wrote:


saltydog wrote:
Obviously the theme of doubles in literature is not dead. I'm currently reading a library book wherein the main character leaves his ranch on a bus, the bus crashes, and he comes to in a TV studio where he is an actor playing himself in a series that is shooting!




And isn't there a movie out now where the protagonist discovers that his life is written down in the novel he's reading?


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