from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of novels.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to, consisting of, or found in novels or fictitious narratives.
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- adjective Having
characteristicsof a novel.
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Yet, in my eyes, what I say about Nietzsche's eternal return has nothing to do with a philosophic discourse; it is a continuity of paradoxes that are no less novelistic that is to say, they answer no less to the essence of what the novel is than a description of the action or a dialogue.
Using what Fenk thinks of as "novelistic" devices not make the book a novel.
Character, plot, style: some kind of novelistic pleasure.
J.D Salinger wrote in a letter that his novel is explicity "novelistic" and should only be read, not adapted for the screen.
This is the cheapest kind of novelistic landfill, invented musings meant to show a vapid fool on the brink of an awesome event.
And the nineteenth-century English writers who now give me the most "novelistic" pleasure — provide windows into human lives, encouraging reflection — are writers who in their own time would not have been thought of as novelists at all.
The Ultimates embraced a decompressed narrative – what Millar called novelistic – where characters didn’t appear in every issue, and the plot developed at a pace that strengthened suspension of disbelief; Millar and Hitch created a superhero story that reads as how it would really happen.
The word he uses to distinguish his series from much rival television drama is "novelistic".
Trudeau: Yes, it sort of took me by surprise that it had a kind of novelistic totality that certainly was unintentional...
While director Zack Snyder generally gets this offbeat material's tone just right, he occasionally juices things up from "novelistic" to "operatic" - heightening the brutality to levels that feel more inspired by visceral comics creator Frank Miller than the more thoughtful and literary Moore.