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November 1, 2014 8:05 AM   Subscribe

Probably the most interesting and non-gimmicky experimentation with chapters that I've read is Sven Lindqvist's A History of Bombing. It's kinda like an adult Choose Your Own Adventure book only there are twenty-two different beginnings leading you through different paths, and the subject matter is war and conflict during the 20th century.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:40 AM on November 1, 2014

I feel like he should have mentioned Dan Brown at the end, as an author who shows how the chapter framework can be used/abused. I'm sure Brown has "Every Chapter Ends On A Cliffhanger" hanging in embroidery above his writing desk.

/Great article; thanks for posting.
posted by benito.strauss at 11:16 AM on November 1, 2014

Can I just say that I love the New Yorker diaeresis and other diacritics? I'm gonna say it.
posted by clvrmnky at 4:42 AM on November 2, 2014

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