Musing Mondays - Story Format

Today's Musing Mondays question asks:

How do you feel about books written in a differing format – whether this be journals or letters (epistolary), verse novels, or any other form? Is this something you enjoy? Or do you prefer straight forward chapter prose.

I have a mixed opinion about nontraditional story formatting. My first reaction is to think, "Uh oh, what are they trying to hide, or what's going to go missing?" when spotting formats other than the chapter version. I've noticed that sometimes when an author spends a lot of time being different, their content is lacking, almost as if they're trying to cover up a lack of solid storyline by rearranging it in a nifty format. Of course this is not the case for everyone, some books work better in certain formats other than a traditional one because the specific top or storyline being covered, and for me those can be just as enjoyable.

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