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Many stories have some sort of central secret, revealing of this is held to
the end. The whodunnit genre, for example, revolves around a detective
of some stripe determining which of the various characters was the
Finding this out early can spoil enjoyment of the book. It can be
avoid such spoilers.
I propose that several different versions of such a book could be made,
commingled, and distributed together. They would be as similar as
possible - same title, same cover in physical copies. But subtle differences
would arise throughout, gradually leading the story off in different
Obviously, this might involve a lot of work where clues are deeply
embedded in the plot. A much simpler-to-implement version simply
changes the names of key characters and varies locations.
Spoiler alert - Wikipedia gives away all the endings [kdf, Feb 23 2021]
||The Clue movie (1985) did something like this -
three different endings were filmed and used in
various theatres. When released on video it
included all three versions. The movie bombed on
original release but like many bad films got a
cult following later - the draw being to know all
the versions and analyze (obsess over?) the
||If youre lucky, your books might similarly fail
||+ interesting idea. I would like to read all of the
Heres a literary bun.
||Quite manipulative and sneaky. What's not to love? +++++
||With culture:book :generator. it can't be oobleck spoiler modelling.
||But that's some serious mental story boarding. [+]