I’m writing a short-story at the moment, about a man who has gone insane after years of abusing various drugs in large quantities, and is now taking advice from a horse living in his koi pond. I have written the first draft, but I realize I’m not happy with the narrative. He sounds too clear-headed. I like it that way for the first part of the story, while he still has some shred of sense and intelligence, and describes completely unbelievable events matter-of-factly. But as the story progresses and he loses it more and more, it just starts sounding weird. I was wondering if anyone knew of any novels or short-stories with the type of narrative I’m writing, so that I can see what I think works and not, because I don’t think I’ve ever read something like it. Maybe American Psycho, but I didn’t like that book (don’t hate me for it, I just think I’m too young to understand it or something like that). Or if you have some general advice for creating a messed up and confused narrative I’d appreciate that.