The format and structure of the novel is unconventional, with unusual page layout and style, making it ergodic literature. It contains copious footnotes, many of which contain footnotes themselves, and some of which reference books that do not exist. Some pages contain only a few words or lines of text, arranged in strange ways to mirror the events in the story, often creating both an agoraphobic and a claustrophobic effect. The novel is also distinctive for its multiple narrators, who interact with each other throughout the story in disorienting and elaborate ways.
Greg Charles wrote:Also, how can an arrangement of words create claustrophobia and agoraphobia?
Greg Charles wrote:Of course, there's also the story of Gregor Samsa, but I liked that one.
Steve Fahlbusch wrote:The Illuminatus! Trilogy