Let's talk about prose, bay-bee. (Ok, I'm done with the 90's song references...for now)
Seriously, let's talk about prose, because I am really confused. I won Delirium by Lauren Oliver in a contest. I started looking into it and kept seeing comments about it being written in prose. For some reason my mind went to poetry, but whatever. A lot of the reviews on Goodreads commented about the book being written in prose. A LOT.
So I started reading it (I loved it by the way) but it just seemed like another book to me. Maybe it's my lack of education, I don't know. So I started looking into "prose" and all I can find is that it's basically the most common way of writing and most books are written this way. If this is the case, what's the big deal? There are comments on Goodreads that say things like "Oliver has mastered writing in prose" or "the prose is beautifully written". It's a beautifully written book, don't get me wrong...but I just don't get it.
Am I missing something? If so, can someone please explain to me what I am missing? If prose is most common, what other types of writing are books being written in? HELP!
PS - hope you're having a great week!