This reading challenge interested me. I am going it use it as a way to venture out into different formatted books. This reading challenge is hosted by Whatever I Think Of!
Definition of an Epistolary Novel (from Wikipedia):
An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries,newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes used. Recently, electronic “documents” such as recordings and radio, blogs, and e-mails have also come into use. The word epistolary is derived from Latin from the Greek word ἐπιστολή epistolē, meaning a letter (see epistle).
The epistolary form can add greater realism to a story, because it mimics the workings of real life. It is thus able to demonstrate differing points of view without recourse to the device of an omniscient narrator.
I am going to aim to read a minimum of five epistolary novels in 2017. I have picked out five novels that can be classed as epistolary to begin with:
What do you think of this reading challenge? Do you know any good epistolary books? Let me know in the comments.
Keep Calm and Read On,