I wonder if anybody in the history of the world (part I) has done anythign like this: Scenario the First: You know how the theatrical version of the Clue movie ends? There where four or five different endings, and was shown was supposedly totally at random. Are there any books out there that have multiple endings, where the last four or five chapters take completely different, but still logical, courses, reaching different conclusions? I don't just mean a second edition where something happens differently, I mean: ending A has the hero winning, and ending B has the hero make a Heroic Sacrifice to save the day? Scenario the Second: You know how in The Lord of the Rings there were basically three parties? Merry-Pippen, Aragorn-Gimli-Legolas, and Frodam? What if there where three books after the party split, where the first book focused on Merry and Pippen and their tree friends, and the second book focused on the power trio, and the third book was Frodam and Gollum getting eaten by the spider and what not? What I mean to say is, instead of a book telling two stories, is there anything that tells one story from two perspectives? I really have nothing but to keep going back to RPGs... It's like in Star Ocean: Second Story when you choose either Claude or Rena. Or, to use a more cynical and yet still video game based view, it's like the pokemon gameboy Legend of Zeldas, one story that you have to pay for twice. Spoiler for those not in the know, in LoZ: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, the two games each had their own story, but where in essence two halves of the same game. you could only get to the true end if you bought them both. Again, it's slightly cynical to look at it that way, as it was more of a bonus, and that's what I mean, a book where after the protagonists split, instead of having a short flashback of their escapades while the hero was off doing heroic things, to give them their own Limelight and let them have their story told where they're the hero. Actually, now that I think about it, I think I saw something like that at Barnes and Noble's once, though it was just two half sized books put together. I think one was from the Killer's point of view and one from the detective's, but still, it was the same as if the chapters alternated except for the fact that to switch points of view you had to flip the book and turn to the other cover.