But maybe I’m just too uptight. While devoid of footnotes, I didn’t relish the addition of photographs to Josephine Wilson’s Extinctions either, because it evoked a non-fiction style. So what about you? Have you come across any footnotes in fiction? Would it detract from your reading experience if you did?
Follow this link for my other posts on reading habits and preferences. Tap or click the image for the ten reviews I’ve posted this month, featuring dreamscapes; two more women in translation; dads distancing their daughters from modernity; Italy translated, urban and rural; and boy slaves.
I’ve also picked out two potential favourites of 2018 (The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti, translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre and Washington Black by Esi Edugyan).