I looked for a thread on this and couldn't find one. In the novel I'm doing that started as a screenplay of mine, the MC is revealed as the culprit midway through. This works fine in the screenplay, but I'm thinking it may annoy the reader if done this way in a novel and leave them no one to root for. As the novel's structure is taking shape now I'm starting to think having this bad guy as the MC maybe isn't such a good idea. (Yes this is a dark crime thriller type of story but, even so, I never meant it as a Brett Easton Ellis type story if you know what I mean. I guess it's morphing on me as we speak; they said that can be expected to happen writing a novel) What is a nice twisty plot device in the movie version, may alienate the reader in a novel. I'm considering revamping from scratch and bumping another character into the MC role. Anyone have any thoughts?