I’m thinking pre-modern or cinematic, but there must be something better.
I’m talking about novels like The Long Ships or Tros of Samothrace where we have lots of character action and movement but none of the inner monologues and psychological insights so popular in more recent fiction.
Basically, books like those two are similar to watching a very straightforward movie. It’s simply story-telling.
So is there a term that describes these kinds of books?