Hi there everyone, I'm currently writing (and very nearly finished) this year's NaNoWriMo novel, and through writing it, I feel like talking to the reader is quite a frequent thing towards the end of the book. Now obviously in my second draft I would flesh the entire thing out and make sure I talk to the reader throughout the whole thing, but that's not what I'm asking. In one of lectures a few weeks ago, we were talking about a certain author (don't ask me who, but he was a writer a few centuries back) who liked to talk to his readers, and leave pages blank when he wanted to describe a beautiful person, or a black page when a character died. When I heard this it intruiged me very much, so much in fact that I've begun to use it in my own novel, although not the different colour pages thing, just the principle of talking to the reader. So, finally, this is my question: is it completely unacceptable to use this type of writing style in books any more? I understand that new trends can be made, but generally I want to know if any modern writers use this style, even partially, so any names of authors would be great. And, of course, personal opinions are always welcome. Hope I made myself clear!