I've developed a taste for books that break the mold. That snub the rules. That don't care a damn about what convention dictates about writing.
Like Ayn Rand's pages-long monologues in The Fountainhead. Or her first novel Anthem, which is written in a unique first person plural. Or Solar Bones by Mike McCormack which doesn't have a single full stop in it. Or William Faulkner taking stream of consciousness to a whole other level with The Sound and the Fury. Or anything by Virginia Woolf.
I'm sure there are tons more, but these are the ones that stayed with me that I have the utmost respect and deference for.
Because these writers got it.
I don't seem to have yet, obviously, because it's taking me forever to write just these 200 words.
How does one go about writing a book that's like none that has ever been published? What is the approach one takes to do it? Do you need to be well-versed in the rules to break them as Kurt Vonnegut (wasn't it?) said in his rules for writing?
What's a book you've read that changed your opinion about how a book can be written? What rule would you break?