#2 — Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story by Delphine De Vigan
Rating: 4/5
  • Story about Delphine written by Delphine… or not…
  • Blurs the line between reality and fiction. At times un-subtly and crassly self-aware— debates the idea ad nauseam that people will like a story more if it’s autobiographical in nature
  • Reminds me of the short story written by Adam Johnson in Fortune Smiles about a man similar to himself who stole his wife’s stories for his own work
  • Excerpts from Stephen King’s novel Misery appear frequently for good reason