Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Unusual settings in a novel.

What first comes to mind is THE LIFE OF PI, which takes place almost entirely in a lifeboat.

What other settings come to mind?

9 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, actually.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I bet there are more because it pits characters against each other although not in Pi.

George said...

Philip K. Dick's EYE IN THE SKY which takes place in a character's mind.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Literally, George?

Charles Gramlich said...

One of Tom Robbins' books takes place in a pack of cigarettes.

Rick Robinson said...

The Hamish Macbeth novels by M.C. Beaton take place in a fictional village on the north east tip of Scotland, but I'm not sure if that "unusual" enough, compared to the other examples here. I guess no place on land in the world would qualify. Maybe Antarctica?

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Richard Matheson's NOW YOU SEE IT ... is told entirely from inside a single room in a house, and narrated by a wheelchair-bound man in a permanent vegetative state. And then of course there is Faulkner's AS I LAY DYING, from inside the coffin ...

pattinase (abbott) said...

I am apparently missing a lot of great settings!

Rick Robinson said...

I think most of the ones listed are cheats.