Last week, I heard about a whole new kind of reading experience: the novelogue. So what is a novelogue?
The definition, according to www.novelogue.com:
Novelogue(n.): A story told almost exclusively through dialogue. Character descriptions, and settings are minimally provided.
Novelogues provide a fast-paced, easy-to-read alternative to prose novels.
A Novelogue is designed to be read in the same amount of time it takes to watch a movie, or fly from New York to Florida.
HUNK, by Alex Harris, was my first Novelogue encounter. It was certainly a quick read, as promised, and the story itself was fun and fresh with a very current feel to it. The novelogue format, which reads a lot like a script, fit well with the story which followed a new actor and included movie scenes. But the format made it difficult for me to get into the story. The writing itself was very functional and I missed beautiful metaphors and words which perfectly described a feeling, thought, or place.
I don't know of any other novelogues out there, but I'd like to try another before I make up my mind on the format. What about you? Will you try reading, or writing, a novelogue? And had you heard of a novelogue before?