I started reading the “Life and Times of Tristam Shandy”. Stopped about a third of the way through, but got a better appreciation for creative writing that breaks the fourth wall, as well as all the other walls he could find too. It shows how knowing the rules well is required before breaking them.
Still, it’s a tough read and I’ve no doubt it’s a lesson I could of learned in other ways. Just so happened it was via a 18th century fake biography.