13 Experimental Books With Unusual Formats To Stretch Your Mind And Make Your Brain Swoon

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You never know what’s going to happen when you first pick up a book, but you do generally assume there will at least be sentences, periods, speech marks, and a vague sense of a beginning, middle, and end. Those things do tend to make a book a bit easier to read. But if all authors stuck to the rules, what would be the fun in that?

Sometimes it’s great to dive into a book head-first with no idea how you’re even supposed to read it. It can be super-rewarding to decipher which end of the sentence is which, or if you’re supposed to hold the book upside down. Experimental books are every bit as fun as they are challenging, and these 13 are totally worth the effort.

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