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    Silent Protagonist

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Malisky, Sep 24, 2016.

    Has there ever been written a novel with a silent MC? I don't care if we get his/her thoughts or not, but I want him/her to be completely mute. No straight forward dialogue for him/her. Do you have any novel recommendations? I've been flirting with the idea of making one of mine unable to utter a single vowel and I'd like to see how other people handled the narration of a story with such a protagonist. My personal preference would be in third whatever, but I don't mind other POV's.
     
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    The Wheelman

    Silent protagonist.

    There is also...

    Motherless Brooklyn

    But Lionel Essrog is not mute. He has Tourette's syndrome so his dialogue is relatively limited. This book is a really fantastic read regardless.
     
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    Both sound interesting. The first one, kind of resembles my story in a sense of components but I doubt it's very similar... I hope... I got to check it out now. Thanks.
     
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    Nick Andros in The Stand is mute.
     
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    This sounded complicated. The list of characters is big but I'm gonna give it a shot.
     
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    I really like it. There are lots of protagonists, but Nick certainly has his own story line.
     
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    Not quite the same but I read a brilliant YA book when I was a teen called The Raging Quiet. The narrator speaks but the other MC doesn't.

    ...actually, I think it was YA (I was 12/13 at the time) but thinking about it, the narrator might have been too old for that. Anyway, I really enjoyed it.
     
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    Every suggestion is welcome.
     
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    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Haven't read this in a while but the mc is a deaf mute.
     
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