Footnoted and Fancy Free

Footnoted and Fancy Free

Created by Kate - Updated on March 12th 2018

One of the peculiar delights of written English is the ability to use footnotes not just to expand the text but to connect with the reader in a way that can be unusual, personal, and very funny. The first author I found using footnotes this way was Jonathan Stroud, and over the years I've seen several authors using similar techniques to escape the boundaries of a conventional narrative. The only downside to this list is that audiobooks often lose the flavor of the author's intent so I definitely recommend the print version.