In my olden college days, while searching for the next movie that would let me procrastinate over not studying, I came across a website called Class Real. It’s a database of so-called “mindfuck” movies, organized by levels of just how much your brain will be fried upon consumption. I’ve always been a fan of narratives that will not just turn a premise on its head, but also make you question what you’ve read, and wonder how you got so tripped up on the rug they just pulled out from under you.
It’s not about throwing in plot twists just for the sake of it. It’s about hiding those tiny details so well, that when they get revealed, you let out a scream that’s either “I KNEW IT!” or “Damn, I never saw that coming.”
Today, I bring you five books that made me feel like that: books that start one way, and by the time you’re done with them, there have been so many twists and turns your brain will feel like it’s completely lost in a maze.